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What Is Career Coaching?

What Is Career Coaching?

Have you ever heard the term, career coaching before now? You may be wondering what it is and who is a Career Coach? Well, career coaching is the process of providing career advice to professionals or aspiring professionals like you with guidance and support to achieve different career goals like a new job, a salary raise, new career etc. 

If you’re in high school, a tertiary or vocational training institution and you’re not quite sure about what you want to pursue or even how to get there, a Career Coach may be the solution for you. This area of coaching is becoming more and more popular as people with years of experience in a particular field are venturing into this area to assist others with their career goals. A Career Coach can help you to figure out what you want to do, why you want to do it, where you are now and what it will take for you to get to your desired career by providing you with some practical tools in the form of assignments, activities, active listening, and direct questioning. In this day and age, getting all the help you can makes a lot of sense.

Who Needs A Career Coach?

Anyone who is interested in starting a career like you are, someone who wants to change their career, or someone who may even be interested in studying for a degree or skill, needs help writing a resume, want to learn how to negotiate their salary, how to conduct or handle themselves in an interview, want to start a career transitioning from unemployment among other things can benefit from the services of a career coach. Sometimes we miss things that someone else can pick up on in our pursuit of success and what that looks like for us and a career coach can possibly help us to realize this. This type of coaching can help you to build self-confidence, self-awareness, set goals, develop action plans, network and build resources for a greater career experience. Career coaches help you to build on your strengths and find ways to use your weaknesses as an opportunity to learn and grow.

How To Become A Career Coach

You do not need a degree to become a Career Coach but you do need some type of experience, specialized training and or certification in career coaching or a related area to develop the necessary skills and resources to help clients achieve their ultimate career goals. There are many career coaching courses being offered online so it all boils down to research, preference, affordability and availability for those who are seeking to pursue career coaching as a career option or a side hustle. 

If you are struggling to identify your career interest, need help to achieve your career goals, need assistance with applying for college, university or any other institution, need help to find and submit a winning scholarship application or you are just someone who wants help transitioning from one career to the next, book a session with us by clicking on the link https://www.linkyourpurpose.com/coach to get started.

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