We know career planning and job searching are really hard. (How do we know? The career coaches in our network have spent a LOT of time learning about what works and what doesn’t in the career world, and helping people through all sorts of transitions.)
You’re worried about how to find good work, as fast as possible, in this new economic climate.
Or, maybe you’re not worried about a layoff at the moment but you are feeling frustrated, bored, overworked or unfulfilled by what you’re currently doing.
You want to take the opportunity at this moment in our global crisis to reflect on what matters to you.
You may not know HOW to change your job or how you could be more successful with your search instead of spinning your wheels or staring at job postings online.
You don’t want to take a step back, spend money to go back to school, or risk your current pay or benefits to make a move you’ve been thinking about for a while.
THIS YEAR, *EVEN IN A DIFFICULT ECONOMY* IT’S YOUR TURN TO FIND THE WORK YOU WANT.
Employers are hiring.
They may not be hiring in huge numbers, or adding headcount, but even in the worst of the 2008-2009 recession, people got hired.
Right now, it’s more important than ever to do a nimble, effective job search, rather than one that has you spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere.
If you’re feeling stuck, career coaching or career counseling may be just the thing to help you break out of your career rut and enter a new phase of your career and your life.
A career coach can help you:
- Make an emergency career plan for dealing with RIGHT NOW and the specific role, sector, market you’re in, or want to move to
- Help you recognize what you can do immediately to set yourself up for future moves, even if you can’t make them yet
- Identify the career path that’s right for you, based on your true interests and abilities
- Expand your network of contacts
- Carefully evaluate career choices, including whether or not to pursue further education
- Incorporate work-life balance so you can enjoy the other things in your life that matter most
- Create a targeted personal marketing statement, resumes, LinkedIn profile (if needed), and cover letter
- Get interview coaching or evaluate why you’re not getting called back
- Address common career change obstacles
- Set goals to keep yourself on track
After a brief, no-charge exploratory call (where you’d speak with the coach to decide if they are a fit for you), you’d work with an experienced career advisor in one-on-one, individualized sessions. You get personalized attention to figure out what you want, how to get it and how to keep your career change on track.