Top 5 Signs You Need a Career Coach

Jun 27, 2017

Do you feel stuck in the wrong career and don’t know what to do? You will be surprised at just how many Nepalese out there are like you. So many people end up staying in unfulfilling careers because they have bills to pay and new jobs aren’t exactly easy to come by. Sage Confucius an ancient Chinese once said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. For the few that have found their niche’ every day at work is a joy but for the larger majority, they do what they have to do to earn a living.

But does it always have to be like that? The answer is no. It is still very possible to earn a living doing what you love while utilizing your skills and talents to the maximum. For some, finding their Niche’ comes easily but for others, the guidance of a career coach is necessary. So how is one able to tell that it is time to seek the services of a professional coach?

Below are a few tell-tale signs.

1. You have no idea where you are heading to career wise

A lost sense of direction in your career is one of the indicators that you need the guidance of a professional career coach. Could be your first job was in Finance, then you moved to Procurement and then you later found yourself in administration. If this is you, then there is a problem. A non-definitive career path can hinder your growth as you don’t get to specialize and develop solid experience in your field of interest. A qualified career coach will help you figure out the best path to take and grow in based on your skills, experience, personality, and self-interests.

2. You feel unfulfilled in your current job but don’t know where to go from there

If you experience a constant feeling of “I don’t want to be here” but you do not exactly have an answer for where you want to be instead, then it is time to see a career coach. A career coach will help you examine the real issues in your current position and guide you through your most ideal next move.

3. You are not advancing

Do you feel like you have outgrown your position and learned everything there is to learn but a new challenge is not forthcoming? Getting stuck in one position for years can be demoralizing and just plain boring. Seeking the help of a career coach can help you identify new positions that you can easily transition to by utilizing previously gained knowledge and skills.

4. You want to make a complete change in your career

 Making a career change requires more than just updating your CV. You will need to reposition yourself in the market for a new career direction while using your previously achieved skills. One of the most crucial requirements is usually building a relevant career story for a new job with your old experience while paying attention to the relevant details. This is not exactly an easy thing to do as a lot of self and career analysis is required. A career coach will be able to pick out the key details from your past experience and match them to your desired career change.

5. You apply for many jobs without a response

You spend hours of your time sending out applications for various job openings but you never get called for interviews. One problem could be that you CV is poorly written and does not reflect your capabilities or skills. The solution could be getting your CV professionally written for you (we at GlobalJobs will serve you with this). It could also be that you are applying for all the wrong jobs. A career coach will help identify key opportunities for you and guide you through presenting yourself as the right candidate for the job and ultimately enable you to get your ideal job.

A good career coach will help in guiding you through to the right career route. As your career guide, they will help you to polish your resume and interview skills. A career expert will also help you in seeking out positions in the employment industry that allow you to best utilize your skills and match your personality and interests.

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”   M. Scott. Peck

To talk to our career coach, send an email to Tel: 01-4168658: 01-4168657 Mobile: +977-9813 764 4066. You may also walk in directly at Kathmandu Plaza-Y, 4th Floor, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal for assistance.