Who Needs A Career Coach And Counselor?
Everyone can use a little help with their career. The following are a select few groups of people that can benefit from Lynn’s career coaching and career counseling services.
College graduates may experience loss of direction the year after they graduate. They expected to have started their careers by now, but have gone nowhere. Their parents become aware of the slumps and develop their own set of anxieties, as they see their son or daughter laying around the house, hanging out aimlessly and frustrating those around them.
The new graduate had completed a rigorous course of study and may be facing an unknown future.
As a career counselor I can help young graduates deal with with their anxiety and find direction towards their career development.
30’s and 40’s and now the new 50’s
One may feel dissatisfied with his or her job and often with his/her life as well, even though he or she is performing successfully and making money.
Feeling unfulfilled is not necessarily a bad thing. We do change and the world around us changes. The feeling of being unfulfilled is a message to us that there are gaps In our professional lives that need our attention.
Career downsizing, restructuring, corporate layoffs
This may result after years of successful employment and can be very painful and disappointing.
Angst and anger can occur. Many people enter their jobs and expected that if they worked hard and were productive everything would be ok. That is not true and individuals constantly need to manage their career development by networking and attending professional meetings.
This can be daunting for many individuals and a career counselor can help one navigate their professional course.
One’s anger can be directed towards oneself and depression can result.. Talking with a trusted credentialed individual is key. As a licensed mental health counselor I can assist you during this turbulent disturbing time.
Returning to work after raising a family can lead to a career slump
A period of introspection and lack of confidence as to one’ s skills and value in the workplace can be questioned. Becoming overwhelmed with the job search process is common. When answers do not come quickly one can experience a career slump.
An individual needs to recognize the additional skills that may have been developed during that time such as time management, conflict resolution and organizing widely diverse activities. After spending years at home one may have developed an array of interests that can be expanded upon such as healthcare, fundraising raising, and local community activities.
Career counseling can help one identify their interests and relate them to career opportunities. Career slumps can be overcome by working with a career counselor. A counselor can help you feel empowered, make better-informed career choices, network effectively in-person and online, navigate the social media landscape, effectively prepare resumes, pitches, improve interviewing skills, evaluate offers and even help you adjust to one’s new career,
One can experience a professionally guided exploration of one’s self-concept, goals, and aspirations as well as a realistic assessment of abilities, knowledge, and skills.
While this is happening the client is guided to assess the career opportunities available.
The goal is to develop a powerful match between the individual and the job/career as well as creating lifetime employ-ability whatever stage one is in their life!