With so many Career Coaches out there, how do you know which one is the best fit for you and your needs? You may need a resume rewrite, a LinkedIn refresh, interview training or simply help in the job-searching journey. Not all career coaches or career mentors are the same. Some may specialise in one area such as resume writing and others may be better suited for interview assistance.
Certain coaches are direct and to the point, having you come in and out as quickly as possible giving you just what you signed up for and nothing else. Other coaches prefer to build a relationship with you and almost become your mentor long term. It is all in individual coaching styles, no right or wrong. So how do you know which coach best suits you and your needs? Here are three things to do before selecting your career consultant.
Do Your Research:
Second Step: now it is time to research your coaches. There are a number of ways you can do this. Firstly, networking – do you know anyone who has seen a career coach and can give you first hand information on his or her processes and outcomes?
Search Engines – most of us will turn to the Internet and start typing key words such as “career coaches” “Career coach near me” “best career coach” “career consultant” “resume writers” “interview training” and so forth. A list of coaches and companies will appear before your eyes. Click on their website, read about them, see what they offer, their methodology, their mission, price list as well. Then read reviews. Compare a few and see which one seems to align with the style and outcome that will meet your goals. Some companies have multiple coaches with different styles of teachings as well – you can reach out to these companies and explain the type of mentor you would prefer (straight to the point, one off meeting or a life-long friend with long conversations) and they can pair you up with the best coach for you.
Why not make one of those calls to us! We offer a free 20-minute discovery call to see how we can help you. We focus on Resume Writing and Coaching, Interview Coaching, LinkedIn Refresh Training, Job Discovery Coaching and Bespoke Coaching. Since there is more than one coach, we specialise in a few areas more than others – our coach Natasha is a LinkedIn guru, Pauline is an expert in Interview Skills and both of us are strong at resume writing. Let’s get to know each other better and see if we are a fit!
Not sure if you even need a career coach? Well, why don’t you read our blog Should You Hire A Career Coach? Once you have your coach, why don’t you read our blog on How To Work With A Career Coach to maximise your experience.
Still not sure if you are ready to commit to anyone just yet but you do need advice and direction? You can download our FREE Interview Questions and Resume Writing guides or purchase our eBooks – How To Write A Winning Resume and Understanding Interview Questions. These eBooks are just like having a career coach for the price of your next lunch!
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