Why Hire a Career Coach? Your Questions Answered

How does career coaching work?

Career coaching is a guided, objective process that can help you with any stage of your job search: from resume and cover letter writing, to interview preparation, salary negotiation, and navigating a successful career transition. Effective coaching teaches you the latest and best career resources and trends, while providing motivation, inspiration, and emotional support. A coach can help you set goals, identify priorities, and stay on track within a timeframe that works for you.

Most importantly, coaching gives you the tools you need reach your career aspirations. Coaching is an investment in yourself and your future.

How can coaching help me?

You may have heard the saying, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got."  This is especially true for your job search.

It can be difficult to take a step back and identify your skills, experience, and strengths. You may not know how to describe what makes you unique so you can stand out to potential employers, or so you can explain to your manager why you deserve a promotion. A career coach can help you articulate what makes you the best candidate for your current field, or for a transition to a new field. You can also discover ways to brag about your expertise and talents in a way that feels comfortable and authentic.

What can I expect from a coaching session?

Each Blooming Careers Coaching session is personalized to your individual needs and goals, whether you're a recent graduate, a mid-life career changer, or a professional returning to the workforce after family caregiving. You'll be asked about your values and priorities. We'll discuss your work experience, your ideal job, and your tolerance for risk and change. We will work as a team, with you determining the direction and pace of the process, while I keep you accountable and moving forward. All sessions will take place by phone, email, video chat, or some combination thereof.

How can I get more information?

You may still have a lot of questions. Contact me for a free consultation.

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