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Career Coaching: How can it Help You Find the Right Career

There are many ways that a career coach can help you; for instance, the first thing you need to do is find your niche and specialty, plus determine your expertise before deciding the career path you want to take. Each of us are unique and have something that we excel at, that we already have an interest in but don't really decide to pursue a career in that field because were unsure, whether or not, we can support ourselves in that field.

Career Coaching: How can it Help You Find the Right Career

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Goal Setting

I'm here to tell you that with the help of a career coach here are some areas that they can help you on.

When it comes to setting goals, a career coach can help you come up with a plan to achieve those goals. They may work with you on identifying your short- and long-term goals through methods like SMART goals.

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Personalizing Your Plan

It's important to personalize your plan because one size doesn't always fit each person. Creating a personalized career plan is one of the most beneficial things that a career coach can do for you. A career plan is basically a roadmap for your professional life. The plan will be designed just for you and will be one of the most useful tools for achieving your career goals. Before developing your career plan, a coach will evaluate you to determine your strengths and weaknesses. Your coach will sit down with you and ask you some questions about your career. These questions are designed to help you figure out exactly why you’re unhappy with your career and what you would like to change. With this information, it will be much easier for your coach to develop a plan tailored to your needs.

Overcome Career Anxiety

This can be a real issue, because we need to find both work-life balance, plus make a high enough income to support the lifestyle we want to live in.

Learning how to deal with setbacks and negative emotions related to your career is one of the biggest benefits of a career coach. If your career is unfulfilling or if you’ve been out of work for a while, negative emotions like self-doubt may follow. For example, if you receive a rejection letter, a career coach can help you determine the reasons for the rejection and develop a plan for overcoming this setback. A career coach will help you maintain your focus so that you can continue moving forward instead of giving in to negative emotions.

Another one of the best reasons to seek help from a career coach is if you’re in the middle of your career and you feel like you’ve hit a slump. Hitting a plateau in the middle of your career is very common, and meeting with a career counselor is a great way to get out of this low point and get your career back on track. A career coach can help you reignite your ambition and remind you why you chose your career in the first place. They can also help you decide if your current career path is the right choice for you.

Start a Business

Finally, one of the best reasons to hire a career coach is when you have an interest to become an entrepreneur and start your own business.

Launching your own business can be an uphill task, particularly if you’ll need to keep working your regular 9-to-5 job as your business gets off the ground. If you’re considering launching a side business while continuing your current career, making an appointment with a career coach is advisable.

A lot of planning goes into launching a side business, including deciding how to manage your resources and how to balance your new venture and your current job. A skilled career coach can help you deal with these issues, and they can also help you temper your goals and expectations. It may take a while before your new business is successful, which is why managing your expectations is important.

Starting a business is not always easy and hiring a career coach gives you the opportunity to have someone who will hold you accountable to follow up on your choices when starting a business. Today, even if you have a brick-and-mortar store, you still need an online presence with an e-commerce store and help on how to market that online business; whether you choose to market it yourself or hire someone that can help you with your marketing needs.

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Davida Shensky
Career & Personal Development Strategy Coach, Law of Attraction Master Life Coach
Subjects of Expertise: Home-Based Business, Career Coaching, Leadership
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