Searching for a new career or position is difficult, and it can be hard to know if you’re on the right path. You might be wondering if you’re looking in the right places for the kind of work you envision yourself doing. You might even feel uncertain about continuing to pursue the career you’ve always assumed you were destined to stick with.
Do any of these situations sound familiar to you?
Thinking about transitioning from one field to another
Re-entering the work force after a leave of absence
Not sure how to network or leverage connections
Already sending out many applications and not getting responses
If so, you’re not alone, and many people have been in these positions and still made it out alive--in fact, many have not just survived these situations but learned to thrive. One way to navigate difficult questions and career transition phases are to work with a career coach. But what is career coaching? Well, it’s more than just getting help with switching up your resume or cover letter.
Career coaching is a goal-oriented approach that involves working with a professional coach who guides you through concrete steps that you can take to figure out your path and find a career that’s right for you. With a career coach, you’re no longer left to your own devices, and have someone who can help you assess your overall experience, goals, and situation with more clarity.
Working with a coach is not necessarily about finding you a job, but about helping you to feel confident about what skills of yours are especially transferrable and unique. A coach can also help you to understand what it is that you’re truly looking for, and how best to approach your specific situation.
Your coach can work with you to help you understand many challenges that you might be facing, from how best to be selective in which job applications you choose to pursue, to what might be keeping you back in your current career trajectory. After working with a coach, you’ll most likely be more comfortable pitching yourself and have a better understanding of what you want from your professional life. The first sign that working with a career coach might be the right step for you is that you feel open and ready for a positive and meaningful change in your life.
If you’re feeling stuck in any way, and think that working with a career coach might be your best move, Elysian would be happy to help. Hilary Andreini has worked for advertising agencies including Ogilvy & Mather and 141 Worldwide (now Geometry Global), and is now at Elysian Staffing. She is currently pursuing her coaching certification from iPEC and working towards her ICF accreditation.
Hilary is excited about helping people discover their true career goals and remove obstacles holding professionals back. She is skilled at working with people to develop clear and concise career values, goals, and step-by-step plans, as well as increasing marketability.
You can reach out to us at Elysian to discuss career coaching options, or find Hilary directly by visiting her page. If career coaching sounds like a great next step, we can’t wait to work with you to find your best path forward!