What is career coaching and how can it benefit me?
Career coaching gives you the support, help, and guidance you need to create a plan to reach your ultimate career goals. Career Coaches are there to ask questions, give you guidance, and help you overcome whatever challenges you’re facing in your job search. Coaches can provide information on the current labour market, skills shortages and education pathways. Coaches generally start off with a consultation before deciding what sessions will benefit you the most.
Seeking the advice from a career coach is one of the best ways to improve your job search to the next level and minimise the time you spend in transition. Whether you’re looking for a new job, hoping to move up in your current position, returning to work after time off, looking to further your education by completing a qualification, career coaches can assist you formulate the best strategic plan and set realistic goals based on your situation, skills, knowledge, experience, passions and career goals.
Effective career development services require coaches with values, knowledge, skills and resources to help individuals of any age, equity group or employment status. The key task is to help you explore your interests and aspirations, identify limitations or opportunities and create a plan for achieving both short-term goals and long-term goals.
Coaches are aware that there may be limitations in what they can do for some groups, however, have become familiar with various forms of referrals to other agency connections, training providers, support agencies and industry groups.