While you may be earning well, climbing up the corporate ladder well, and getting along well with your co-workers, you may feel that you are in the wrong job, industry, or profession. While you may be in the right job, industry, or profession, you may experience discontentment with your career progression.
In either of these cases, you can benefit from working with a coach and, in the process, enhancing your career. Your coach can be compared to your champion, advocate and partner, even your sounding board and cheerleader, rolled into one compassionate and competent professional.
But before hiring the professional services of a coach from 2blimitless, you must ask a few questions of and about yourself. These questions are designed for insights into where you are now, where you want to go, and how you intend to achieve your goal, career-wise.
- Do you see your current job or profession as an obligation or an opportunity?
- Do you see yourself enjoying your career now and in the next 10 years or do you feel disappointed with your career direction?
- Do you want to promote your career yet you appear to be at a loss how to do so?
Your coach will also ask these questions, among others, to determine your needs and wants in coaching. Keep in mind that you should only go for personalised coaching programs since each person’s needs and wants, career-wise, are different.
When you work with your coach, you are more likely to enjoy several benefits. Keep in mind, nonetheless, that the end results will rest on your shoulders because your coach can only support, motivate and encourage you toward career excellence.
Think of it: You will experience feelings of disappointment, disillusionment and dejection because of the repeated rejections for jobs and promotions. You may want to just give up and settle for second best because of these feelings. This is where your coach can come in to your rescue, so to speak, although you must also do your share of rescuing yourself.
Your coach will listen to determine your ideas, opinions and aspirations for your personal and professional life, thus, providing a third-party perspective on your carer path. You will be asked questions about your perceived weaknesses and strengths in relation to your threats and opportunities (i.e., personal SWOT analysis). With the coaching process in place, you and your coach will develop your career goals including the steps necessary to achieve them.
What else can your career coach do for you? Here are a few more:
- Identify your unique competencies, skills and capabilities;
- Clarify and quantify your SWOT
- Transition to a new job or industry or profession
- Build your self-confidence
- Provide resources for self-learning
- Assist with matters concerning your job search, such as inputs about your curriculum vitae and cover letter (i.e., but not do the job hunt for you).
So what are you waiting for? Hire your coach now and start making your mark!