Finding a career coach that fits your needs can be as hard as realizing you need one. If you're unsure if you could use some extra counseling, here's how an expert can help you reboot your career:
Many people will often seek a career coach knowing they need to find a job or want to make a career change, but don’t know where to start. Atlanta-based career coach Nancy Spivey said coaches helps clients figure out what they want to achieve and where they want to be.
Making a plan
Once career goals have been set, a career coach can help make a timeline and build a strategy to tackle aimed targets.
Determining what is setting you back
Spivey said a crucial part of executing a career plan is to figure out the hurdles to be overcome.
“The most important thing is for people to go through the breakthroughs. Whether you’re dealing with life, career or business there are places where we all get stuck,” she said.
Spivey said many of her clients become preoccupied with finding a job that can work with their home lives. Others have trouble staying motivated, especially when they don’t receive responses from potential employers.
“Going through career changes can be very lonely. Having a career coach is like having somebody on your team and having somebody cheer you on,” she said.
Expanding your vision
Spivey often finds that many clients do not believe they can get jobs beyond their skillset. She pushes them to market themselves in new ways, and encourages people to aim for one-on-one contact with potential employers rather than relying on technology and the internet.
“It’s good to have somebody to give you the tools that you need, and support you and help you navigate through the process,” she said.
Here are a few career coaches in Atlanta:
3355 Lenox Road. 404-504-7079.
D&B Consulting, Inc. offeres a variety of services, including career coaching, executive coaching programs, career transition services and consulting services. Click here for testimonials from the company's website.
P.O. Box 8854, Atlanta. 877-298-6444
Halliecrawford.com specializes in providing experienced career coaches and certified resume writers that can match your schedule. According to the website, 98 percent of clients said they got what they wanted out of coaching.
P.O. Box 190075, Atlanta. 770-377-1847
Find a career coach, improve your interviewing skills or enhance your resume.
3108 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta. 404-277-0776
Two Roads not only offers career coaching, but academic coaching, life coaching and positive psychology training as well. It also offers a one-time free resume critique.
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