You’re not moving up in your career.
“Career coaches aren’t only useful when searching for new employment,” says Gail Evanson-Beeson author of “The Unemployables.” Career Advisors (coaches) often assist individuals looking into upgrading their careers as well as understanding why current employers have failed to appreciate their talent.” Evanson-Beeson further explains that, “Coaches help with developing a resume, working on interviewing skills and searching for new contacts.
No one wants to be in a job where they don’t see any advancement. But if you’re not getting promoted, it may not just be because of your resume or interview skills – there could also be something about how people at work perceive and respond to you or the way you are positioning yourself. A career coach can help you troubleshoot these issues and develop a plan to get ahead.”
Forbes contributor Susan Adams also touts the benefits of career coaching, writing that “a good coach will help you focus on positive steps rather than on what went wrong in the past. He or she will be a sounding board for your ideas, help you see your strengths and weaknesses more clearly, and be a cheerleader as you strive to make changes.”
While many people may feel that they don’t need help from a career coach, or that career coaching is only for those who are unemployed or struggling in their current roles, the truth is that career coaches can be helpful at any stage in your career. Whether you’re just starting out and trying to figure out what you want to do with your life, or you’ve been in the workforce for decades and are looking for a change, a career coach can help you assess your situation, set goals, and develop a plan to achieve them.