Career coaching is a type of professional coaching that focuses on helping individuals identify and achieve their career goals. A career coach can work with individuals at any stage of their career, from students and recent graduates just starting out, to experienced professionals looking for a change.
Career coaching can help individuals to:
Identify their strengths, interests, and values and how they align with different careers
Develop a clear career vision and set specific, measurable goals
Build a job search strategy, including creating an effective resume and interviewing skills
Improve communication and negotiation skills
Manage workplace stress and navigate workplace politics
Develop leadership skills
Make a successful transition to a new field or industry
Career coaching typically takes place through one-on-one sessions, and the coach uses a variety of techniques such as active listening, asking powerful questions, and providing feedback to help the individual achieve their goals. The coach-client relationship is usually built on trust and mutual respect, and the coach provides support and guidance, helping the client to set and achieve their career goals.