Are you happy in your career? How much passion do you have for what you do? Little or none perhaps? It could be that you have outgrown your career and that it is time to move to something different. Or simply it could be a case that you just have to make some small but specific adjustments in order to get the ideal mix that will bring you the fulfilment you desire and deserve.
The average person will spend 100,000 hours of their life at work. That is too long to spend in the wrong job.
What stands in the way of a great career?
Many of the reasons why people refrain from taking action in their careers include fear, uncertainty and doubt. Sometimes when a career is no longer satisfying, they find themselves wanting to wait until their situation improves on its own, and in many cases it does; their careers do improve; but in many cases they do not.
Many people feel trapped in their jobs because they do not have the time or energy to look for another one. They worry whether their next job will be any better and if they will still get paid their current salary.
How can a career coach help you?
Whether you’re a twenty-something suffering from a “quarterlife crisis” – too many confusing choices – or a thirty-something who’s been working for a number of years but still feel that you haven’t found your “niche”, a career coach can help.
A career coach works with a client to help them analyse their skills and strengths, focus on what really motivates them, and find the career direction that will suit them best.
Career coaching works because it involves assessing your personal situation and will help you to:
- Find out what is missing from your current job that will make you happy
- Have a better understanding of your values and why they are vital to job satisfaction
- Overcome that feeling of just not knowing what you should be doing with your life by discovering your Life Purpose
- Have renewed confidence in your abilities to work better
- Overcome weaknesses and fears that may be holding back your career (e.g. fear of public speaking, communication, time management)
- Manifest successful outcomes in and outside of your career
A career coach may include psychometric profiling as part of a career coaching programme or as a stand-alone service.
The psychometric tests used and the biographical questionnaire, provide an in-depth insight into an individual’s personality, natural strengths, motivators and development areas.
A career coach will give detailed one-to-one feedback sessions to discuss the results and explore potential development areas as well as producing an in-depth report.