Are you stuck in a rut that you can’t seem to shake? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or find work you feel passionate about? You might feel paralyzed and purposeless, or possibly hesitant to seek assistance because of pride; you believe you should be able to figure it out on your own.
The truth is, however, a lot of us do need help, and there’s no shame in admitting that. Finding an ally who specializes in the job search is one of the fastest ways to accelerate that process. These experts, with specific training in areas like resume building, career planning, and motivation, know how to see beyond what you see in yourself and identify the best of what others notice in you all in an effort to to help you become a better professional.
A Career Coach Can Personalize Your Career Plan
Professional career coaches are skilled and trained in helping you create a personalized plan designed to meet your goals. So, while you can definitely unearth a ton of great material online—resume templates, cover letter tips, sample interview questions—you’ll get unbiased suggestions and information tailored specifically to your needs when you work with an expert.
Following a thorough assessment of your strengths, the coach will typically guide you through a series of questions about your unique situation to make sure you have a strong understanding of why you’re unhappy in your current role or why you might prefer a large company over a small startup. A good one will help you articulate not only what your goals are but how you can best achieve them.
A Career Coach Can’t Do the Work for You
While the coach can and will provide you with the tools and resources necessary to make you and your job search successful, they’re not there to do the work for you. It’s completely up to you to take what you learn in a session and use it consistently.
A Career Coach Can Minimize Stress and Anxiety
Being unemployed or unfulfilled at work often fosters difficult emotions, including doubt, low self-esteem, and lack of confidence. Also, a career search will require you to deal with rejection. Your coach will work with you to identify healthy ways to cope with your feelings through out the job search process and keep you focused.
The Kraft Group has trained Career Coaches who will partner with you to turn your passion into a career endeavor!