Exploratory Career Coach
Careers can be purposefully shaped rather than just following opportunities that emerge through serendipity. This requires an assessment of where you are now and what is important to you. Then some coaching can help you identify different options, and provide a roadmap for exploration as you re-imagine your career.
You might not know what you want to do next. Maybe your work is not fulfilling, there is no room for advancement, the commute is no longer manageable, you don’t like the industry, or the salary is not enough to support your family. Or you might know what you want to do next, but don’t know what steps to take to make that happen.
As a career coach, I can help you think this through so you can make some decisions. I cannot tell you what you should do next because that is not my role as a coach. But I am very good at brainstorming for ideas so we can find a direction to thoughtfully explore your opportunities.
I don’t have an agenda on what you should do next, so I can be neutral in developing a career plan. I am not your mother, your sister or your wife! It might take just one coaching session, or you might want a series of appointments that will point you in the right direction so you can take things from there.
I personally know from my own career that successful transitions can happen. I started in accounting, then moved to sales and business development. I unexpectedly was hired as a recruiter, and that experience has been the foundation of what I do now. I have worked in two family-owned businesses in the automotive industry. I have been in startup, established and growing companies, franchise, and Fortune 500 environments. I am now a career coach and resume writer, I love what I do, and I will stay in this profession for the rest of my career.
Your resume needs to have a focus. So it is premature to do that writing unless you have made some career decisions and can provide 2 – job postings that really interest you. Then we can put together a writing strategy and start the writing process.
Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC): Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), Certified Employment Interview Coach (CEIP), and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
Career Directors International: Certified Professional – Online Job Search and Reputation Management (OJSRM)