Leveraging your professional background in order to propel your career forward can be a daunting task. Though there are many resources, it’s more comforting and desirable to interact with someone directly, such as a Career Coach. Among other tasks, these Coaches are able to speak with clients to determine their career needs and wants in order to assist them in strategically moving toward achieving those goals. Within these conversations, there are two specific ways Career Coaches can help clients prepare for their next career moves.
Industry Specific Expertise
Career Coaches are often experts in a variety of industries, with backgrounds in professions such as recruiting and management. In having such diversity of experience, Career Coaches are able to speak specifically to what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for when filling certain roles and can therefore assist in preparing clients for interviewing and seeking new, similar positions. Career Coaches are able to prepare clients by providing both of these services, by leveraging their industry specific expertise.
Knowledge of Available Career Paths
Career Coaches assist clients in uncovering potential positions and career paths that clients may not have initially been aware of. Coaching sessions expand one’s viewpoint and bring attention to possible career opportunities they may not have otherwise been aware of. They help clients understand career options available to them by drawing from knowledge gained during their aforementioned experience. Professionals from all levels of experience with different goals and objectives seek career coaching and all are able to benefit. This also assists Coaches and their future clients in their careers as they gain further understanding of available career paths.
Career coaching is an excellent option whether you are sure of your next career step or not. By sharing industry and role specific knowledge in assisting clients in preparing for interviews and job selection, Coaches provide valuable and indispensable insight that will assist you in identifying and securing your ideal role.