3 Reasons Why Career Coaching is Important For You
Written by: Arthur Gluzman, Executive Contributor
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The enormous pool of information on the web has resulted in a low hire of career coaches. Most people believe that they can always get any career advice they need online. Google has become the go-to-place for career-related help and general advice as well. Many limits the importance of career coaches to just providing career-related information or advice. While this is true of a career coach, there is a lot more to what a career coach does or can do you for you. However, let’s first examine what a career coach does.
Who is a career coach?
A career coach is an expert with career-related skills such as resume creation, career planning, network building, motivation techniques, negotiation, and interviewing. He/she is always current in the latest hiring practices and can easily help you search for a job or switch careers. A career coach mostly works with individuals who intend to make a change in career or who want to see changes in their careers.
Now that we’ve examined the essence of a career coach, it’s essential to understand the
importance of a career coach for professionals.
3 Reasons Why You Need a Career Coach
1. A career coach offers you expert advice tailored to your specific situation
There are many useful career advice online; however, finding the particular information or advice you need for your situation may be difficult. Hence, this is where a career coach becomes necessary. A career coach offers you personalized advice that fits your specific situation. He listens to your challenges and provides expert advice or opinions on how you can overcome your career challenge. From his wealth of knowledge and expertise, a career coach can provide you with answers to those technicalities you face in your career.
2. A career coach helps you ensure that you dedicate time to make significant career progress
If you have all the solutions to your career troubles but have no time to implement them, you will stagnate. Therefore, having a career coach will force you to engage the things you must do for your career to progress. It’s not uncommon to see professionals lacking behind most, especially when they do not have a career coach to keep them accountable. Therefore, with the motivation and accountability, a career coach will provide, you will be able to put the efforts you need into getting those career- related tasks done.
3. A career coach provides you with the opportunity to experiment, iterate and improve
Another importance of a career coach is that they help you improve your pitch. The presence and guidance of a career coach enable you to craft compelling stories that will resonate with recruiters and deal with potential pitfalls in interviews. Also, a career coach provides you with real-time feedback and strategies that will help you improve. Most importantly, they help you gain the needed confidence to build an intelligent and convincing strategy that will prove you as the best fit for any role.
Conclusively, career coaching provides you with the tools to help clarify your next career step and set you on a clear path towards success. It helps you set out clearly defined/realistic goals and a definite action plan that will make it easy for you to organize yourself and pursue your career objectives.
Most importantly, you need to note that a career coach is not a magician. You determine the ultimate success of your career. However, you can partner with a trained and compassionate career coach, leverage on his or her methodology, and you will surely succeed in your current job or a new job.
Arthur Gluzman, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Arthur Gluzman, founder is CEO of a million-dollar recruitment company, and a career coach. For more than 20 years, Arthur has coached and helped various individuals to get their dream jobs within 30 days. He has also helped top reputable companies recruit the best-talent in their organizations. Using his 20 years of recruiting experience, he have helped CEO’s, CFO’s, VP’s, and Talent Acquisition Pros who are looking to hire and retain the best professionals and executives in the known Universe. "I encourage you to take your career to the next level. I believe it’s time for you to receive expert assistance in pinpointing your hidden strengths and passions while building unshakable confidence. Build your brand as an expert in your industry, just like any other leading expert. You will never feel stuck, undervalued, unappreciated, unrecognized, or underpaid - Ever again in your lifetime. So…"