Are you happy and feeling content in your career? Perhaps you’re ready for a new challenge or simply need support refreshing your CV. There are several reasons that you might hire a Career Coach. What is a Career Coach? The clue is in the name, a Career Coach is an expert in all things work-related. Whether it’s helping to identify goals or supporting in the job hunt, here are 9 signs that you might need a Career Coach.
1. Monday Everyday
There’s always going to be some areas of a job that you prefer over others, but most of the mundane work is often critical. However, if you’re unhappy more than you’re happy then you should definitely take a step back and consider why this is. A Career Coach will be able to advise if a new role is what’s needed or perhaps some further training and development where you currently are to make your role easier and hopefully make you happier. Being unhappy at work can impact your personal life and therefore it’s so important to ask for help.
2. Passion or Pounds?
You may not be happy with what you’re doing but it pays the bills and that’s all you need, right? Wrong. You probably spend more time working than anything else in your life so it’s important to love what you do. A Career Coach will be able to guide you down a path that leaves you doing what you love and bringing home the bacon!
3. Stuck in A Rut?
Whether it’s a promotion or a pay rise, if you’re stuck in a rut with your current role this could lead to frustration and, ultimately, becoming demotivated. Consulting a Career Coach will clear up your options. Whether it’s asking for a pay rise or promotion, they will be able to advise how to approach the next stage in your career.
4. At A Fork in The Road?
You may have anxiety for what the future holds and feel like you can’t influence or control it. This is often the case in life but doesn’t need to be in your career. If you’re at a fork in the road and not sure which route to take, a Career Coach will be there to provide impartial advice on your next steps.
5. Currently Unemployed?
The job hunt can be one of the most demotivating times anyone can experience. From rejection letters to just being ignored, it’s not an easy process. Perhaps you’re returning from work after caring for your children or a loved one and feel a bit ‘out of the loop’? A Career Coach can get you up to speed in your industry, take a look at your CV and support in the whole job hunt process.
6. Your Interview Game is Weak
If you find yourself being invited to lots of interviews but never making it to the second stage, there may be something off with how you present yourself. Even if you’re super qualified, interviews are also about how you interact with people and, sometimes, may even contain an unexpected test. A Career Coach will be able to give you tips and advice on how to improve your interview skills and identify any strengths to highlight and weaknesses you need to work on.
7. Impartial Advice
Friends and Family will always want to support you and be there for some kind words or wisdom but sometimes you need to hear it from an outsider. Someone who’s not afraid to be blunt and help you get your life together. This is exactly what a Career Coach is there to do, but they’re actually an expert at it so you know you’re in good hands!
8. What Next?
You may have identified that something’s got to change. Possibly due to points one to four. Could it be further training? Starting your own company? Sometimes it’s hard to see the next best route to take, especially if you’re looking for a new challenge or adventure. Consulting a Career Coach will allow you to soundboard your options and get some qualified advice on what’s next.
9. From Newbie to Expert
Finally, you may have aced that interview, taken a new path or been promoted but are now struggling to get your head around the new role. A Career Coach will be there for you then and every step of the way. Don’t be afraid to go back for more advice and guidance, that’s what they’re best at.
If you would like to find out more about how a career coach can help you, contact me here.