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Oct 27, 2021 in 

When is it a good time to look for a job?

Job searching is more than just a resume. Working with a career coach gets you results.

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Now is the perfect time to start your journey towards your new career goal whether that is working towards an internal promotion or applying to another company or changing careers.

I know it can be challenging, frustrating, disappointing, and scary doing a career search, however I can guarantee that the result of your happiness is worth your time to do an effective career search.

Many people don’t know where to start with their career transition so they may give up before they try.

If you are thinking of a change, you need to strategize your career direction just like how you may manage your current work projects.

Do a SWOT self-analysis, write a resume, edit your LinkedIn profile, and practice your interview answers sound easy but this is where it can become difficult if you are not working with a career coach.

With the shortage in the labour market, it is critical you know your worth and how you can contribute to the success of the employer. Your documents (resume, letter and Linkedin profile) must get the message to the recruiter that you are the best qualified candidate.

A career coach, like myself will work with you to help you discover your strengths, your accomplishments, write your resume for you, and teach you how to do an effective job search.

Many people will find on the internet answers to interview questions however it does not give you the indication of how to relate your past experiences or education to the relevant job opportunity and provide you with feedback to improve on your answers without sounding like you have memorized your answers. Your interview answers must relay storytelling, your personal experiences and how your skills can be transferred to the new position. A career coach can coach you to have effective and impressive answers that will lead to job offers.

Working with a career coach helps you to keep focused on your job search to be successful to reach your career goals in less time than if you do it yourself and with higher rates of success of getting job interviews and job offers. The most important in working with a career coach is your increased confidence in your abilities to do the job, meet challenges and find your own work-life balance.

 

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