Coaching for Career Development

by | Nov 15, 2018 | Blog |

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Are you happy with your career? Or is your current career burning you out?

Most people see their current job as their career. However, having a job or being employed in an organisation is different from having a career – a career encompasses a much wider scope. A career involves the processes and actions taken by a person resulting to their current occupations. It includes the jobs they had in the past and the jobs they have in the present, their talents/skills, the titles and accomplishments they’ve earned, and their social endeavors etc.

Developing one’s career and even finding the right career path for themselves is a struggle for many people. They end up hopping from one job to another because they are unsure of what they want for themselves which may make them end up in jobs that make them feel unproductive, stressed, and burned-out.

If you are in the same tough spot, then Career Transition Coaching might be the best solution for you. Career Transition coaching is a type of personal coaching where a Career Transition Coach will help you find greater fulfillment in your career by helping you establish clear career goals, create career plans, and overcome obstacles that might get in the way. Career Transition coaching can also help you gain confidence, courage and inspiration as you journey on your career life. However, Career Transition coaching is not an instant fix. Like all great and effective coaching sessions, for you to reap its benefits, you first must go through a step-by-step process.

Here are the 4 steps on Career Transition Coaching:

1.CLIENT ASSESSMENT

Client evaluation and assessment is the first step in the coaching process. This step is important since it will serve as a guideline for your coach in helping you establish foundations and action points for your career development.

Here are some of the things your coach might need to assess:

  • Strengths & weaknesses
  • Job related likes & dislikes
  • Skills
  • Talents
  • Abilities
  • Job Performance
  • Goals
  • Desired Career
  • Current Career
  • Road Blocks

2.CLEARING and ALIGNING OF PATH

In-order for your career to develop smoothly, you need to set your path straight. A Career Transition Coach will help you do this by helping you identify and clear your path of any roadblocks and will help you align your path through goal setting and by helping you develop a career plan.

Here are some sample questions on which your career plan is based:

– What companies would you like to work for and why?
– What are the available positions in those companies?
– Are any of those positions suitable for you?
– Do you meet the minimum qualifications for any of those vacancies?
– If you want to be promoted, what position do you want to be in?
– Are you qualified for that promotion?
– What does the company/organisation currently need?
– What are traits that you need to develop and what are the traits that you need to discard?

3.DEVELOPING KEY AREAS

After creating a career plan, your coach will help you plan the necessary actions for you to move forward. Your coach would give you important tools and training that can help you develop your traits, skills, talents to help you attain your desired career. Some of these tools and training may include: building up your professional resume, cultivating your Social & Emotional Intelligence, and boosting your work performance.

4.FOLLOW-UP & SUPPORT

Unlike any extracurricular activity or a seminar that has the tendency to be forgotten and short-lived, coaching focuses on getting results that can affect you for the rest of your life. Your coach will set up regular meetings with you to follow-up on your progress. This is what sets coaching apart from any other career development options.

So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself coached to get a boost in your career!

If you want to learn more about coaching and how to become a professional coach, contact the Australian Institute of Professional Coaches 1 300 309 306 or email careers@professionalcoachtraining.com.au We look forward to speaking with you soon.