Do my pajamas, coffee, & laptop trump a career coach?

Do my pajamas, coffee, & laptop trump a career coach?

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In this Q&A video,Customer Relationship Manager & Career Coach, Greg Moore shares his thoughts about how a career consultant can help you find a job & why you might consider working with a career coach during your job search:

When I think of why someone might want to use a coach in the process of their job search instead of just doing it themselves, a couple thoughts come to mind.

First of all, during your job search you have a lot of questions and it’s helpful to have someone to turn to. As questions come up, instead of drowning yourself with hypothetical questions, it’s comforting to have a sounding board, someone that might keep you on target and disciplined, and can motivate when you get a little bit down. It’s nice to have that other person with you on the journey.

In addition, coaches (at least here at Barton Career Advisors) engage with you in the job search process. We start by gaining an understanding of who you are by having you take some tests and going through an assessments phase. We study what your accomplishments have been over your career and we articulate those into marketing materials. And once we know who you are, what your goals are and what your accomplishments have been, we spend time strategizing and thinking about who you might want to reach out to in your job search to develop marketing campaigns that target organizations you might be a good fit for. So, as career coaches we help you develop a clear plan to reach your goal and motivate you to keep going.

Finally, let’s do a little math. People often ask, why should I hire a coach when I can just do it myself sitting at the kitchen table in my pajamas with a cup of coffee and my laptop? Think in terms of your ideal job and the amount of money that job will pay you each month. Then divide by 30 so you get a per day figure. In almost every case, the cost of hiring a coach like us would only be a couple days of pay. And if we can’t find you a job at least two days faster than you could on your own, then we probably shouldn’t even be in this business in the first place.

Those are some of the reasons I believe you should use a career coach in your job search.

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