A job search coach can help you secure a better job while also giving you the intangible benefit of gaining control over your job search. Those are just some of the reasons why you might need a job search coach.
This is a guest post by Job Search Coach Rita Ashley of jobsearchdebugged.com and is part 2 in a 3-part series on coaching and the job search. If you'd also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.
Hiring a career coach or a job search coach is a huge step. It is also a financial decision which is off-putting to many would-be coaching clients who fail to recognize the monetary value of securing a better job, reaching it faster and gaining the intangible benefit of control over their search.
Use this guide to determine how your job search and career could be accelerated by a job search coach.
While the most compelling reason to hire a job search coach or career coach is to help you, many people find a coach an invaluable asset when they are ready for the promotion from Director to Vice President; the largest leap in any career. Why? Because while a director is a tactician, a vice president is a strategist and it is strategy that drives the corporate mission.
A vice president is an officer of the company and thereby legally responsible for decisions and comments. Most companies take hiring or promoting new vice presidents very seriously. If you want that promotion or want to become a vice president with a new employer, you need a job search coach.
Are you often overwhelmed at where to start your job search each day? Organization and implementation are the stalwart twins of your search.
If there is some issue related to your job search that has become an obstacle, a job search coach can help you position the issue for a cleaner and easier search.
Looking for a job for more than three months without a single offer is a good indicator that you could use a job search coach. Tempting as it is to blame the tight job market, people are getting hired. Why not you?
If you are having trouble locating the hidden job market, have exhausted your resources and no longer know where to look for leads, a job search coach or a career coach can point you in new directions.
Ultimately, the most compelling reason to hire a career coach or job search coach is to refine your job search technique and up your game.
If you identify with any of the reasons above and feel you need a coach, then you probably do. Now all you need to do is find the right one.
Continue reading the other articles in our series on coaching and the job search:
Rita Ashley is a technology recruiting veteran who has worked closely with investors, executives and hiring authorities to staff senior technology positions in Seattle. In her current role as a Job Search Coach she is passionate about helping executives and technology professionals get the promotions they are after and the jobs they want. Ms. Ashley's book Job Search Debugged offers unique advice and tips based on her recruiting career working closely with hiring authorities.
Job Search Expert, Professional Blogger, Creative Thinker, Community Builder with a sense of humor. I like to help people.