It’s not uncommon for many people to stay comfortable in their current roles, even when the job itself is no longer serving them. To remain engaged, challenged, and always learning, it’s crucial to check-in and make sure you see growth in your career – no matter how big or small.
Beginning the search for a new job can be both intimidating and a lot of work. Even if you have excellent skills and extensive experience, putting that into words on paper and selling yourself in an interview are two separate skills that don’t come naturally for many of us.
The fact of the matter is, opportunities arise and disappear quickly. It’s your job to be prepared and seize the ones that will take your career to the next level in your journey – especially if you’re in-between jobs or simply unsatisfied with the work your current position is throwing at you.
So, where do you start? Hiring a career coach could be a tremendous first step to figure out where you’re headed. This doesn’t mean you’re automatically granted an in for a job, but rather career coaching will provide you with a solutions orientated approach that will give you the tools you need to enhance your resume, work on your interview skills and take your application beyond the bullet points of the job posting. They will take your skills, experience, goals, personality, and work style and provide you with a placement that will be a win-win for both the employee and employer.
How does it work? Here are six ways that investing in a career coach will help you thrive in your career.
Career Coaches use a personalized approach.
As Trevor, at BullsEye Recruitment, always says, “there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ method for a career search.” Everyone is different, with a unique set of skills, experience, values, and interests. Thus, every career journey is different and must be treated as such. A career coach will work with you to narrow down your search and find a role that best fits your talents and interests.
Career Coaches will help you make informed decisions about the evolution of your career.
Things change fast, and keeping up with industry news, insights, and standards can be tough. However, being well informed before you begin your job search will help you find positions that interest you, challenge you, and align with your values. When you’re neck-deep in work, it’s hard to keep up with the latest, but it’s a career coach’s job to be up-to-date on the latest. They will help you navigate the always-changing industry while figuring out your next move with ease.
Career Coaching can help at all stages of your career.
There is a common misconception that career coaching is only for new grads entering the workplace. While it doesn’t hurt to invest in some coaching at the beginning of your career to get your footing, this isn’t the only time you should think about working with an expert. Career coaches are there to help you at all stages of your career journey as you navigate the industry and change where you want to take your career.
A Career Coach can help relieve job search anxiety.
The digital world can be complicated, especially if you don’t already have an online presence or return to the job force. Each platform has its algorithm and offers tools and resources to help you find the perfect job. However, each requires you to keep your personal brand consistent while navigating the industry online. A career coach will gladly walk you through each platform while giving you invaluable knowledge of organizational structure, logical career paths, market conditions, and industry specifics – thus lowering your anxiety and giving you the confidence to find your dream job.
A Career Coach can help align your career satisfaction and your dream job.
They say if you’re doing what you love, you won’t work a day in your life – that’s everyone’s goal when it comes to your career goals and obtaining your dream job. Utilizing the skills of a career coach will help you find a job that brings fulfillment and opportunities that align your skillset and align your position with your core values. This is the recipe for career success.
A Career Coach will help increase your brand and define your value proposition.
Defining your brand and value proposition is essential to establish early on in your career search and keep it consistent throughout the process. Knowing who you are, what you want, and how to best utilize your skills and experience will help you land your dream job and thrive in your career. Working with a career coach can help you establish these important pillars and use them strategically in your job search.
A Career Coach can help you learn the skills required for today’s work environment.
Sometimes when it comes to making a pivot in your career, some professional development is required to brush up on your hireable skills. A career coach can help recommend workshops and courses to invest your time in to make a difference on your resume and in your job search.
Here at BullsEye Recruitment, Trevor Johnson, a Certified Coach and Behavioural Consultant will provide you with a personalized approach that will give you the skills, resources, and support you need to realize your potential and take your career to the next level.
Book your free 45-minute consultation here.