Should You Hire A Job Coach?
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” Proverbs 12:15
If you don’t know why you’d hire you, neither will they.” ―
Do you find yourself looking for a new job? If so, it could be for a variety of reasons:
- You were laid off, or possibly fired.
- You are looking to change the industry you’re in.
- You feel stagnant in the job you’re in.
- You are relocating to a new city.
- You are looking for new opportunities for growth, in your personal life and in your business life.
It doesn’t actually matter what the reason is as long as you learn from any mistakes you may have made in your previous job, and then you find the job that suits you best and gives you plenty of opportunity.
Job Searching has changed…
In the last several years, the job search has changed quite a bit. The internet has given it a whole new approach for both those who are searching and those who are hiring. So much is done online, from submitting your résumé, to video job interviews, to potential employers “Googling” your name or looking at your social media to learn about you.
In some ways, technology has made ‘the search’ easier, but in many other ways it’s made it more challenging…gone are the days of dropping by a potential place of employment and asking to talk to the person in charge of hiring, or finding all of your job opportunities in the “want ads”.
So how do you navigate these unknown “waters?” Where should you begin? Can you do it on your own, or is it time to hire a job coach?
Why hiring a professional Job Coach is a smart move…
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why.” – Mark Twain
A good job coach can help you do just that, he/she can help in the following ways:
- They can help you develop a good plan and strategy, one that fits into today’s job market, and then he can help you stick to it by setting goals, keeping you accountable, and not get distracted.
- They can help you improve who you are on the internet by cleaning up, or establishing your identity on social media.
- They can help you uncover your strengths, and what value you could bring to a new employer.
- They can help you discover opportunities for finding open positions through networking events, new and existing contacts and conferences, and other marketing approaches.
- They can help you develop a professional résumé that effectively represents what you have to offer a new employer.
- They can help you prepare for your interviews, in person or on-line.
- They can be your cheerleader, and encourage you throughout the whole process.
- They can help build your confidence.
- Because of their expertise, a job coach can help you get out of the job market and into your new job quicker.
- The help you receive from a job coach is tailored just for you, what you need and what you have to offer.
A job search coach doesn’t conduct your search for you, but provides resources, insight, a sounding board and answers to questions to enable you to conduct your own search more effectively and efficiently. If you wonder just how much a job search coach could help you, a 60-90 minute complimentary consultation might just answer that question. Sounds like a good investment of time.
Contact me for a no-obligation 60-90 minute job search consultation with America’s Job Searching Coach, or text me at 425-220-0707.