Deciding to start the search for a new career can be a daunting prospect. Career transition coaching helps to take away some of that anxiety, providing a supportive environment to guide you through the process. From finding a fulfilling career path to receiving expert CV advice, there are so many benefits to career transition coaching.
What is career transition coaching?
Career transition coaching is there to help you find and land a new position. But this doesn’t just involve searching for appropriate roles to send your way. Instead, a career coach’s role is to guide you from the beginning to the end of the career transition process.
They’ll begin by identifying what has driven your desire to find a new career and will work to establish the type of role you might be seeking. This will involve tapping into your true passions, uncovering your strengths and weaknesses and understanding your goals.
Once you’re ready to begin the search for a new role, your career coach will help you update your practical resources, including your CV. They’ll then provide a supportive environment to coach you through the recruitment process from start to finish, helping you land that all-important role.
What are the benefits of career transition coaching?
Career transition coaching has so many benefits, not just for your profession but also for your personal development too. If you’re considering a new career path or if you’re feeling unhappy in your role, career transition coaching can provide you with the support and motivation to devise a new career strategy.
Identify your strengths, weaknesses and values
Everyone has different values, strengths and weaknesses, which are important to understand when deciding on a career. What skills and expertise could you bring to a role? What values do you need that role to meet? And what training do you need to fill any gaps in your knowledge? Your career coach will work with you to identify the answers to these all-important questions.
Whether you know the type of career path you’d like to go down or have no idea at all, identifying your skill set is a vital first step. Your career coach will help you to emphasise your strengths throughout the job hunting process whilst advising you on how to build upon those areas which you might consider as weaknesses.
Establish which career would work for you
Deciding on your next career move is no easy task. That’s why it can be so beneficial to have a career coach to offer you expert guidance personally tailored to your individual needs.
Your career coach will work with you to establish which career role would suit your objectives, values and passions. Through 1-2-1 coaching sessions, your coach will really get to understand what it is that you’re looking for and which type of job role would be the most fulfilling for you.
Once you have an idea as to what path you’d like to venture down, your career coach will work with you to produce an action plan of how you’re going to get there. From additional coaching to support with your CV and networking, the aim is to provide you with all the skills and resources you’ll need.
Receive expert CV and job interview advice
There is no undermining of how important a CV is. It needs to highlight your skills and your experience and show a prospective employer why they should choose you. Your CV will be the first point of contact that you’ll have with an employer, so making a first impression is vital.
Career coaches have the experience and the knowledge needed to help make your CV stand out from the crowd. From what to include to how to write it, your coach will equip you with the skills needed to tailor your CV for the role in question.
But it doesn’t end with your CV. Your career coach will also help you to develop your job interview skills, advising you on how best to conduct yourself and how to handle those tough questions.
Improve your networking skills
Networking is an effective way to open doors to build professional relationships with others in your chosen industry. Social media platforms such as LinkedIn are a great place to begin networking, and your career coach can help you to improve your LinkedIn profile whilst sharing top tips on how to use networking as a way to find your next job role.
How to initiate conversations, what to post on LinkedIn and how to use the platform to look for job positions are all common questions that your career coach will be able to answer.
Develop your confidence
Confidence is an essential skill for professional development. Networking, interviews and beginning a new role all require you to have confidence in yourself and your abilities.
Your career coach can work with you to build on your confidence and improve your communication skills, helping you to flourish in your new role. They may suggest you try coaching for confidence – a type of coaching dedicated to enhancing your self-assurance and self-esteem.
No matter what job position you’re looking to get, confidence is always a vital trait to have. A lack of confidence can lead to self-limiting beliefs, which can in turn, affect progression within your professional working life.
Receive dedicated onboarding support and coaching
Once you land your new role, the support from your career coach doesn’t need to stop there. A career coach can offer guidance and advice whilst you’re onboarding, listening to any concerns until you’re settled in.
Your career coach may suggest that you undertake further coaching, such as executive coaching, transformational coaching or business coaching for women, to help you continuously develop skills tailored to your objectives.
How can agp support you in your career transition?
Our coaching process will involve 1-2-1 sessions with our coaches where we’ll use our unrivalled knowledge to equip you with the skills needed to secure a new, fulfilling role.