Why haven’t I written this sooner?
You’d think that as a career coach one of the first blog posts I would write would be about career coaching itself.
But you know….shiny, pretty things!
Anyway, here we go…
Choosing a good career coach, one that fits you, can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many of us out here, and we are all very different. I help people who are already in the work force dare to do work differently, whereas a few of my friends help millennials get their careers started. And some of my other friends write resumes and help specifically with job searching.
But I have to ask, do you REALLY want a career coach?
You’re probably wondering why the hell I just asked that question. “Hell yeah I want a career coach! I’m reading your article aren’t I?!”
OK, but play with me a bit here. Ask yourself: “What do I WANT from a career coach?”
I’ve had several potential clients come to me looking for my specific guidance. “I took [random personality test] and it told me I would thrive in an environment where I work independently but I really like people and I just need you to TELL ME WHAT JOB I SHOULD DO!!!”
Homie don’t play that.
I’m going to go out on a limb and speak for most coaches here…
We don’t tell you what to do. We support you in getting clear on what YOU want and why YOU want it and how YOU can go and get it.
If you want someone to tell you what job to go for, you want a career counselor.
If you want someone to look at your resume and tell you what needs fixing, you want a resume writer.
But, if you want…
…someone to be your sounding board, you want a career coach.
…someone to help you identify and connect with work that aligns with you, you want a career coach.
…someone that will call you on your shit or how you talk yourself out of getting what you want, you want a career coach.
…someone to help you make your own damn decisions, you want a career coach.
…someone that will hold you accountable for doing the work to get what you want, you want a career coach.
…someone that will be there with you, every step of the way, you want a career coach.
So tell me, what it is that you want from a career coach?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll help you figure out what type of career professional is right for you.
Resume Writer | LinkedIn Consultant | Job Search Strategist