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Using a Mentor Can Add Up in the Professional Career Search

Support from a mentor (Excerpt, read entire article here)

Are you afraid of the career change conversation with your family, friends, coworkers etc? Does it seem like as soon as you decide to make a positive change, the whole world turns against you and tells you why you can't do it, that it's not possible or something else that's not very encouraging?

One of the biggest challenges that people in career transition face is trying to convince their families, friends, coworkers and the people who know them best, that change is a good thing. At a time when everything is in flux, it's tough for us to reassure people we are headed on the path to success despite any obstacles which may surface along the way. We may even be uncertain ourselves! And because we frequently experience the most resistance to our ideas from the people who mean the most to us, it can FEEL like our core support system is caving in. But don't worry, it's not!

Finding a mentor, coach or someone who has "been there" can be a huge asset for your career search.

Because we are often met with resistance, hit with frightening and discouraging "rumors" about the career marketing or industry of our choosing, we can feel like the wind was just knocked out of us. Finding a career can be scary and isolating. This is not a healthy way to feel when trying to break out of established ruts and make a motion for improvement in our careers.

*If you need help with your career transition, check out our free teleclass this month "Three Critical Keys to Transition Into Your Ideal Career".*

Hallie Crawford
Atlanta Certified Career Coach