The more you are comfortable doing something, the more confidence you exude while doing so. According to Tony Robbins, ‘repetition is the mother of skill.’ Equally important is the guidance of a good career coach or teacher. Good things to remember in life and particularly as you advance in your career.
A career coach can be beneficial at any stage of your career for many reasons. Career counseling can improve your confidence, allowing you to hone in on your strength and skills and help you more easily land your next role.
● If you are struggling in your current role, a coach can help you determine if it’s best to make a job change or work through recent setbacks. Sometimes you can maximize your potential by simply upping your game in your current role.
● If a job change is the correct answer, a career coach can help you figure out what is out there and what meshes with your passions and strengths.
● Having someone else invested in your journey can help motivate you and hold you accountable. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. A second voice in the process may be the push you need.
● Develop your unique elevator pitch. Think of it as a commercial, but you are the product! It could be the most important three minutes of your life.
● You know you can fill a specific role, solve a certain problem, or meet a particular need or provide a benefit no one else can. Figure out how to articulate that value proposition clearly and concisely.
● Enhance your most attractive skills and improve problem areas. It’s time to show what you know and skill up on what you don’t.
● Edit and optimize your resume, cover letter, and job applications. Check out our article on starting a step ahead on the path to your new job.
● Working with a career guide can be a terrific place to enhance your confidence and tone when interviewing for a new position.
● The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to answer tough questions with ease. Research the company you’re interviewing with and the position and, if possible, the interviewers!
● Come to the interview with specific questions. Let them know you are interested in the job. Use your past job experience to ask the kinds of questions you know you’ll want to be answered about the job requirements and company culture.
● Read our previous blog post about standing out in the crowd of applicants. You are one in a million, so be prepared to show that!
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