Over the last Ten years, the labour market and almost all sectors have been transformed.
Many employees struggle and continue to wrestle with contraction, mergers, takeovers, restructurings and looking for a job that lasts more than a year. Ten years ago, most employees were able to do their own job search with the help of a resume writer or an outplacement company. Today, the job search sector is a multi-billion dollar industry and coaching is an important aspect.
Despite changes in the job market and job search strategies, many job seekers are afraid to admit that they may need the help and advice of an external career professional. For them, asking for help is a sign of weakness or defeat. Or they are dissuaded by the price of these services. Professionally prepared CVs and career coaches can escape the budget constraints of many people, particularly as many job seekers looking for work (especially in the big cities) are selling themselves at home. level of management.
Despite the costs, using a career coach or life coach can be the smartest decision a job seeker can make. Coaches can offer new directions, perspectives and ideas, as well as develop thinking and encourage brainstorming. In small towns and on the Internet, there are coaches that calculate what many job seekers consider to be reasonable prices.
So, who benefits from coaching? Career or life coaching can be a valuable investment for “employees” in the following five career situations.
1. Do not get results with the current job search
Employees (employees or unemployed) who know what type of job (s) they want, but do not get results in their current research, would do well to hire a Career Marketing or Job Search Coach. These coaches provide short-term services to help individuals develop, implement and manage a job search. This type of coaching aims at defining objectives (type of employment, sector of activity, geographical preferences, salary requirements, quality of life problems, for example), then developing a detailed action plan for the research of a job. With this plan, the job seeker himself is better on the market, he optimizes his network and he is held responsible for the execution of all the actions he has undertaken.
2. Worried about shrinking
A short-term career orientation would also be beneficial for employees worried about a future contraction, as this would help them develop a job search action plan if or at the time of contraction. Having a plan can be a way to relieve major stress.
3. Change career
Some career coaches now specialize in career management. The Career Management Coach focuses on the big issues that concern a whole career – the past, the present and the future. The assistance is long and extensive, often focused on personal and introspective issues. A principal candidate for a career coach is a person who, for whatever reason, wants to change career direction and is unsure of his goals. These people need to explore, discuss and evaluate their value, skills and future in their careers.
4. Change to management
A person in a management position can also be a good candidate for a career coach since a career coach can act as an advisor, advisor and career strategist.
5. Career planning after 50 years
Working with a career coach can also be useful for someone over 50 who wants a plan to continue working in a meaningful job until they are ready to make the decision to retire. Some career coaches are trained to help people with “ReCareering”. (a career change at a later age that is not just a job change, but a completely different career change: pursue a passion, change a lifestyle, make more money, start a business or to retire)