5 Reasons You Need a Job Coach

Do you feel stuck in a career that you do not want? Or do you want to progress in your career, but you feel demotivated and stuck? If the answer is yes, you need a job coach. A coach is an individual who specialises in helping people prepare for employment.

Most job coaches can run their agency or be employed by private/government placement agencies. So what are the roles of a coach?

Roles of a Job coach

Qualified career coaches should have a bachelor's degree in human resources, counselling and psychology. It is also not uncommon for some job coaches to have a degree in business. A good coach should have several skills such as interpersonal skills, listening, analytical skills, and compassion.

What are some of the main roles of a job coach?

  • Working with employees to help overcome personal barriers and identify personal goals
  • Help employees tailor their cover letters and resumes to increase their chances of getting a job
  • Strategising on how their clients can navigate a job interview
  • Identifying skill gaps and advising accordingly
  • Keeping career progress records

5 Reasons you Need a Job Coach

A career coach does much more than help you navigate a job interview. They will help you identify bad habits that might prevent you from progressing in your career. A good example is when you have a fragile ego that prevents you from collaborating with your fellow employees at the workplace. ‘

If you are still not convinced that you need a job coach, below are our best five reasons to make you change your mind.

1. You are Not Sure About Your Career Move

If you feel stuck about your career and simply do not see a future in it, it is not uncommon to want to change it. However, it is important to note that transitioning from one career to another is not easy. If you work with a career coach, you will be prepared for this transition so that you do not find yourself jobless and unemployable.

2. You Become More Accountable

Another advantage of working with a career coach is that you can be held accountable for your actions. If you walk alone, procrastination can slow down your career’s progress, and you will not even realise it because no one is holding you accountable.

Accountability will help you do simple tasks usually ignored, such as revising your CV or creating an elevator pitch. Other important tasks include looking for volunteering opportunities to help you transition from one career to another.

3. Your Resume Doesn’t Get any Feedback

If you have been sending out resumes to different organisations and still not receiving feedback, then it is time to seek help. Contrary to popular belief, an online template will not help you get a job. This is because it is not the template that matters but the content inside the template.

A Coach will help craft your resume in an appealing way that adds value to the employer.

4. It Builds Confidence

Most people do not know that career coaching helps build confidence. The coach will identify fears and insecurities that may hamper your job growth. Once these insecurities are identified, you will work together with your coach to conquer these fears, ultimately building confidence.

5. You Understand Yourself Better

If you work with a career coach, you can rest assured that you will better identify your weaknesses, insecurities and strengths. This is because coaches use different tools to assess your needs. By knowing yourself better, you can make more informed decisions which will help you progress in your career.

A coach is more important than you think. If you ever feel stuck in your job path or have insecurities that prevent you from achieving your career goals, do not hesitate to reach out to a job coach.


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