What a Career Coach Can or Can't Do for You
I want to start with what I think good career coaches do for people who are looking for new jobs, facing downsizing, ready to retire, but want to work longer, etc. Any category of job seeker is who we want to work with. I'll start with my own definition..
1. Coaches can become friends with you. Friends of a kind that you can tell your secrets to and not fear recrimination or judgement about you and your decisions.
2. Coaches have resources for you. All kinds of resources to give you or ask you to find for yourself. They are: videos, books, websites, people, you name it. These resources are meant to awaken your desire to find information that only you need to make a career decision.
4. Coaches guide you towards decisions you want to make. Most job seekers know what they want, but need confirmation of what they really want to do, regardless of how zany choices may be. The career coach helps job hunter make firm decisions.