What's a Career Coach? Do I need one?

Written by Deborah Walker

You may have noticed one ofrepparttar latest trends in career management is to have your own career coach. It's not really a new concept. Executives have known for yearsrepparttar 101842 value of investing inrepparttar 101843 expertise of a career professional. You may still wonder, "What's a career coach?" and more importantly, "Do I need one?"

The best way to illustraterepparttar 101844 value of a career coach is to compare them to personal trainers. Anyone can go to a gym and work out. Having a personal trainer is not a prerequisite to fitness. The value of a personal trainer is that he/she helps their client achieve their fitness goal quicker and with better results. Similarly, a career coach acceleratesrepparttar 101845 job search process resulting in significantly higher starting salary.

A job-search campaign demands specific skills such as resume and cover letter writing, networking, interviewing and negotiations. The best jobs don't necessarily go torepparttar 101846 most qualified, but rather, to those withrepparttar 101847 sharpest job-search skills. An effective career coach provides expert advise, insight and training on these essential skills giving their clients a tremendous competitive advantage.

The most effective job-search campaign has a strategic marketing plan and focus. No corporation would launch a new product without a marketing plan. Every phase is carefully orchestrated to maximize sales results. A career coaches can help you develop an action plan designed to 1) uncover more job leads, 2) secure more interviews, 3) maximize interview results, 4) increaserepparttar 101848 number of job offers, and 5) significantly increase your salary.

The 3 Steps To Communication Mastery

Written by Peter Murphy

You limit yourself. Yes, it is true. Each day you behave in much repparttar same way as you have always done. You act out your habitual ways of dealing with people, and you communicate as well or as badly as you normally do.

Although you know better, you do not apply all that you have learned when it comes to makingrepparttar 101841 most of yourself. If this is true for you, then how are you going to improve?

Awareness is key. Until you spot what you are doing you will not know where to make changes to how you talk to people. How can you change what needs to be improved if you do not see it yourself?

There is a very simple way to generate awareness of how you behave with other people. A way to develop perspective that is not clouded by your biased perceptions.

Three Steps to Powerful Communication:

1 Be a neutral observer

Choose a recent conversation you had which did not go as well as you would have liked. Next, pretend for a moment that you are a neutral observer ofrepparttar 101842 conversation. In your imagination go back in time to that incident and see yourself talking to that other person. Picturerepparttar 101843 surroundings, hearrepparttar 101844 sounds and feelrepparttar 101845 atmosphere ofrepparttar 101846 place.

Then run throughrepparttar 101847 entire conversation again, only this time imagine that you arerepparttar 101848 neutral observer. See yourself andrepparttar 101849 other person talking and listening to each other and noticerepparttar 101850 dynamics ofrepparttar 101851 conversation. Pay special attention torepparttar 101852 non verbal reactions.

By doing this you will be gathering a lot of information that will be helpful in noticing what works and what does not work in your communication.

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