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A career coach can
be invaluable if you are searching for a new job, trying to better
define your professional qualities, needing to address personal
issues that affect your career, or to identify your career goals and
Career coaching allows an individual to evaluate his/her current
skills. For example, is the person able to further enhance their job
skills to move to a better, more well-suited position? Another
question to ask regarding the evaluation of current skills, is,
would the person be happier and perform better in a different job
Since job positions are not always permanent, it is up to the
individual to take responsibility in finding careers that keep the
person interested, stimulated, and challenged. The key to obtaining
and keeping a job that is satisfying to a person is to know your own
strengths and to understand what you need to best perform at your
place of employment. This is where the career coach steps in.
Some specific examples of career coaching may include helping the
individual to identify if anything is holding them back from
enjoying or furthering their career. Some people who work in
customer service, for example, may put off returning a phone call to
resolve issues with an unhappy customer. A career coach can help you
identify what may be holding you back and address these specific
issues to make your job easier and more enjoyable.
A career coach can also help a person to be held accountable for
their job duties. If you may be resisting to perform a certain task
on the job, the career coach will help to identify this and then
hold you accountable for making sure the task is fully completed and
checking it off of your list of goals to improve your job
Some people lack confidence at their place of employment and with
their specific job. Career coaches may also work on an individual's
self-esteem and help to build up their confidence to ensure a
competent and pleasant career.
There are a variety of programmes that can help you become more
satisfied at your current workplace, find a new job, or to make a
complete career change. Whatever the reason a career coach is
needed, one can expect to improve in many areas of their job as well
as their personal lives.