Career coaching can often involve both coaching and mentoring. The coaching involves working with you to create a career plan that meets your wants and needs through questioning, listening and assessing your skills. We can help identify any issues that may be preventing you from moving forward in your career. We can identify your competencies and explore your true values and beliefs. The mentoring process can then involve using your unique career plan to advise on next steps, CV writing, interview skills, search methods etc.
The coaching relationship is built on absolute trust, rapport and confidence. That’s why we feel it is important to have the first session free of charge. If after the first session, you decide you’d like to progress and we feel we can help, we work together to create a plan. For career coaching, we usually recommend a minimum of six sessions but this depends on your needs. Some prefer more, others less. The aim of coaching is to provide you with the tools to help you move forward on your own.
Areas of career coaching we can cover include:
- Career transition
- Return to work post maternity, sickness, caring for sick
- Change of career, retraining
- Career fulfilment and motivation
- Barriers to career development
- Identifying negativity in thoughts and behaviours at work
- Devising a career plan; setting goals and overcoming barriers
- Complete change of career
- CV preparation and writing
- Interview skills and confidence
- Interviewer skills
Career coaching is most effective when carried out face to face. However, some sessions can be carried out by telephone or Skype.