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10 Reasons to Get a Career Coach That Have Nothing to Do with Job Searching

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When you think about career coaches, you probably envision the savvy professionals that give advice during a job search. They toil away critiquing resumes, finessing cover letters and conducting mock interviews so you can knock it out of the park, ultimately getting multiple job offers.

But a career coach’s expertise goes well beyond the job hunt. For a lifelong dynamic career, it’s smart to maintain a relationship with one in your network, even if you have no plans to change companies anytime soon. Here are 10 pivotal times in your career a GetFive coach can help you navigate choppy waters to discover a brighter horizon.

Maximize current job potential: Feeling stagnant at work lately and not sure what to do to refuel your fire? A career coach gets to know you and can provide personalized advice on how to maximize your current job so you learn important skills, make critical connections, and do projects you are really passionate about.

Get promotions: Do you feel you deserve a promotion? Whether there’s one you’re aware of or you’re going to pitch your boss why you’re ready for a new opportunity, a career coach is able to help. From preparing your rationale to practicing your speech, they support you climbing the ladder.

Vision for the future: Knowing where you’re going can help inform your decisions and shape your career journey. The problem is, most professionals have only a shortsighted or vague vision. A GetFive coach can help walk you through important exercises like the 5- and 15-Year Vision so you can set your sights on success.

Complete career transformations: If you’re thinking of pursing a second or third career, it can be an exciting yet frightening prospect. A career coach can help you decide if change is what you truly want, and if so, the best way to make the switch successfully.

Moves and transfers: If you’re facing a transfer that requires you to move across the country or overseas, it can be a big life change. If you have a spouse and children, it can have even more of an impact. Career coaches provide important support during the transition so you can succeed at work and ease worries at home.

Life transformations: Life can change in the blink of an eye. Maybe you’re having your first child and are worried how it will affect your career. Maybe you’re dealing with a difficult divorce and your mind is overwhelmed. Maybe it’s an unexpected death and work no longer feels like a priority. Career coaches help you maintain your professional reputation even when your personal life is changing dramatically.

Going freelance: The gig economy is booming and professionals of all ages are deciding to say goodbye to working for “the man” and going into business for themselves. Being your own boss is a dream for many people, but successfully freelancing requires many important skills and strategies that a career coach can help with.

Staying relevant: Automation is eliminating lots of jobs and will continue to do so in the future. For you to maintain your career, you may need to make some adjustments to your skill set and future plans. A career coach is able to help assist so you stay relevant, not redundant.

Networking advice: Networking regularly is one of the most powerful things you can do to enhance your career. For some, networking comes naturally and is a joy. For others, it feels awkward and is a chore. Expert career coaches can help professionals become comfortable with networking while learning the most strategic contacts to make and maintain.

Executive coaching: You’ve entered the big leagues. You’re now an executive and you couldn’t be prouder. However, with this change comes lots of responsibility and new leadership demands. GetFive career coaches specialize in executive training so you can ease the transition and maximize your professional potential.

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