Your career coaching programs have paid off and you got a new job! Does that mean that you should stop your coaching program? Not necessarily. Actually, continuing with your career coaching is a great way to make sure to set yourself up for success at your new job.
A well-rounded career coaching program will support you well after you land a new job. For example, it should offer support with strategic career planning, leadership goals, and overall career success. It will also support you with your 30/60/90-day plan of your new job as well as preparing for a raise or a promotion. You don’t have to face any of those new challenges on your own.
Starting a new job, onboarding, and training can be time-consuming, and you may feel that you just don’t have the time for your previous coaching schedule. That’s OK! Many career coaching programs will adjust their cadence of sessions for you while you are adjusting to a new schedule at your new job. For example, at Create Your Career Path we offer quarterly and bi-annual check-in sessions with our clients to help them stay on track with their career goals and provide support with any issues that may have come up at work.
Continuing with career coaching is worth the time, even if your sessions are less frequent than they were when you were identifying your initial career goals. It can be easy to lose track of your long-term career goals without someone to help you with your accountability. Just like muscles need to be used regularly to stay in good shape, you need to check in with your career plan regularly for you to stay on track with your professional goals.
Long-term coaching can also help you stay true to your values. As time passes and you settle into your new job, you may find that you need to make adjustments to keep using your strengths at work. Your values may also change over time. A career coach will check in with you on those points from time to time and help you with long-term fulfillment at work.
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