Job searching can be a tough experience. Most people will get more rejections than offers, and if you’ve been looking for a while, it can be a struggle to stay motivated and positive. It’s easy to get into a rut of applying for jobs in the same way, with the same CV and same cover letter. The danger is that this ends up in the same result.
Career coaching is all about helping you get a fresh perspective. Working one to one with an experienced career coach gives you a chance to re-evaluate your job search and offers new ways to find new opportunities.
Time to reflect
The only careers advice most people have ever had, was at school. A quick half an hour discussion with a teacher about what you might like to do and what you needed to do after leaving school to reach that goal.
Fast-forward 5, 10 or 15 years and your hopes, aims and aspirations are bound to have changed. Spending time with an expert career coach can help you assess your current situation, set new career goals and build an action plan to help you achieve them.
The right tools
The internet has revolutionised how we look for work. LinkedIn and other social media platforms, together with CV databases mean that now it’s just as important to be found by employers, as it is to be proactively searching for new roles. Your career coach will ensure you’re confident using the latest job searching tools and techniques. You’ll learn how to hone and tailor your CV, create an impressive LinkedIn profile, refresh your interview skills and discover how to get the most out of your network.
Help and support
Being out of work, for any period of time can have a real impact on your wellbeing. Not just from a financial point of view, but also in terms of your mental health. So much of your identity in the modern world is linked to your job and what you do for a living, that being without one is a challenge. Working with a career coach will give you space and time to talk through your concerns, with someone who understands the impact unemployment can have. Having an impartial outlet for your worries or frustrations will help build your resilience and boost your confidence.
This article was written by the career coaching experts at Chiumento.