It is a vey tough job market and whether you are in a job that you dislike or you are looking for a job, getting some sound career advice can be very beneficial for your career. Sometimes it takes a little extra help to get to where you want to be in your career, and there are professionals that can give you the advice and coaching that could make the difference between a raise and staying stagnant in a job. Here are a couple different methods that professionals take that can help you get where you want to in your career.
If you hire a career coach they are going to be very concrete and use proven methods to help you progress. A coach is going to help you take necessary steps to become the employee that you want to become, and also help you market yourself as a great employee. Often the coaching is going to involves how to interview properly, and how to write a résumé. These are skills that are going to help you land the career that you want. The coaching is also going to go over how to manage your time and become the best employee that you can be, so you can start to move up in your company.
With career counseling your counselor is going to look more at behavioral aspects of your life. The counselor wants to know how you are doing psychologically, emotionally, and behaviors that may be hindering your work. The counseling that you get is going to be very process driven. The counselor is going to ask you about different issues that could be putting a halt to the progress that you could be experiencing in your career. These counselors are going to be there to help you through the different road blocks in your career.
Just because you hire a professional to jump start or help your career does not necessarily mean that things are going to fall into place right away. However, you can expect to get our confidence back, and better understand some of the tools that will allow you to help yourself in the future. Something that is often obtained from the professional coach or counselor is encouragement and inspiration. Hope in a down job market and a rekindling of passion for your work can be all that is needed to help you progress faster in your chosen profession.
After developing a chronic physical illness, I soon began realizing that the disease plagued my mind almost more than it did my body. While my illness is not life-threatening, it was very difficult accepting that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life and eat a strict diet. After a year of depression, I finally overcame my fear of "exposing" my feelings to others and made an appointment with a mental health counselor. With her help, I was able to see the "silver linings" in life that I had greatly taken for granted before I became ill. I now encourage anyone who is battling an illness of any type to seek the psychological help they need. I plan to post lots of little mental health tips and tricks on my new blog along with advice for choosing a good counselor. Please come back soon!