CAREER COACHING - PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION AND CAREER ADVICE
Don't like what you do? Does it already weigh you down just going to work?! Are your skills not recognized?
Do you want to change your profession or do you want to change company?
Are you looking for a job, but can't find what suits you?
Career derives from the Latin ” carrus “, where it indicated the road on which it was possible to pass with carts and horses. Metaphorically it came to indicate the road that a person follows in life, studies and professions.
If you are entering the world of work or want to change your profession, I suggest you start a career guidance course.
It is Coaching aimed at career development and is particularly suitable for managing moments of transition and change linked, for example, to restructuring, the loss of one’s job or a change of company.
The Career Coaching path focuses on a new vision of the future, on how to manage change and develop skills, enhancing the ability to face new professional challenges.
Considering a career guidance course is useful at every moment of one’s life, especially for those entering the world of work for the first time and for those who want to change their profession completely after so many years of experience.
OKAY. THE GOOD NEWS IS, YOU'RE NOT ALONE IN LOOKING. THE BAD NEWS IS THAT THIS CONDITION IS YOUR INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY.
As everyone says “there is a crisis” , I say “there are new opportunities” .
It’s true, there is a lot of competition in the world of work, everyone says “it’s difficult” , I say “with the right determination I find what I want” .
It’s true that recruiters and human resources managers could be very demanding and you don’t have such a “skilled”
profile . I say “until now!”
These could just be false problems. There may be something much deeper to this difficulty finding your rightful place in the world. Read on to consider things you may never have considered.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? HOW'S YOUR ATTITUDE?
The first thing to do, and perhaps the most important, is to stop for a moment
and observe your mind.
Our thoughts affect our life in every aspect, and if we are not
aware of what is going on in our minds,
we cannot detect what are those unconscious “hostile”
attitudes that influence our job search.
For example, we may have had certain negative experiences that
have generated an aversion to a certain job in us.
Something very deep that we are probably not even aware of.
So try asking yourself questions and see what emerges in your mind.
Without filters, without judging what comes out.
Just take note of it.
What do you think about work and dedicating your time to work?
What does your family think about work?
What do you think of recruiters?
Apparently trivial questions, but if any
negative thought should emerge to one of these questions,
it is better that you let it come out because it could be very useful for you to know it.
You don’t have to change anything, just know it’s there.
FOCUS ONLY ON WHAT YOU WANT. LISTEN TO YOU!
Here lies the core of everything and it is a really important part.
You can’t think of finding a job by sending random applications if you don’t really understand what you want.
It makes no sense to look for a job generically, because in addition to turning out to be a huge waste of time and energy, you could find an opportunity, but it is highly probable that it will not be suitable for you.
And from there, a whole series of frustrations and disappointments could be triggered that will only make your mood worse.
If, on the other hand, you manage to listen carefully to your value requirements, create your vision and focus on the work you would like, then everything will be easier.
You have to start from what you like to do, from your passions, from what is simple for you. From your attitudes. Put them first!
Only then review the skills you have acquired over time, without forgetting that soft skills are always updatable, so if you are missing any you can always learn them.
CHOOSE THE JOB YOU LOVE AND YOU WILL NEVER WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE.
Don't be overwhelmed by fears!
Try not to let fears overwhelm you:
fear of running out of money,
fear of wasting time,
fear of not being appreciated by family and friends,
fear of being excluded from society.
They are also these mental projections.
Instead, prioritize researching what’s really important to you and find out what your right focus is!
THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL BRANDING
There is a lot of talk about Personal Branding, but I have the impression that
many consider it as a distant, abstract activity, something that can only interest people you already
know or only those who have many things to say.
Personal Branding is a concept that touches everyone, even if
rationally many do not understand it.
You’re already branding yourself in some way, but maybe you’re
doing it wrong.
Personal branding is nothing more than doing conscious work on
And everyone is already doing it, if only for having a profile on
LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook or
even more simply from the result that appears when a
search is made with your name on Google.
STOP, THAT'S ALL!
So my question is:
How are you communicating your value?
What information can I find today if I do a thorough research on you?
Are you sure you know what risks you are facing in not having a
proper online strategy?
Whole books would have to be written on the subject here, but please don’t
underestimate this aspect because it is fundamental
in your professional research, in attracting recruitment opportunities or clients for
your consultancy activity.
ASK FOR HELP!
If we didn’t need others, we probably would have been born on
a desert island or uninhabited planet.
When you are unable to find or change jobs, a series of
withdrawn attitudes could take over that can make
the situation even worse.
Maybe we feel strong external pressures, coming from all sides (family,
friends, partners, former classmates, etc.),
and we don’t know what to do or what decision to make.
It is precisely in these moments that, instead of closing in, it could be decisive to
seek outside help.
WHERE CAN YOU LOOK FOR THIS HELP?
Achieving professional goals or making any kind
of career change can be difficult, overwhelming and stressful for anyone.
In these times we all need to be supported.
Working with a Career Coach can be the difference between achieving
your career goals or continuing to go to work dissatisfied, unwilling.
What comes to mind when you think of a career coach?
If you think it’s someone to turn to as a last resort,
for graduates who are confused about their future, or for those with
extra cash to spend, know that it’s just not the case!
EVERYONE WANTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIFE, HOWEVER THEY DEFINE IT.
In our personal lives most of us have friends or family members
we can confide in when we need
help or encouragement.
In the professional sphere, many times we may not
feel that we have the confidential and
expert support we need in difficult times.
There are many people who still don’t know or don’t understand what
career coaching is or how to choose a Career Coach
to help them find the profession of their dreams.
I keep getting emails, social media messages and phone calls from people asking me to explain what Career Coaching is or how to determine which is the right Coach for them.
If you have the same kind of questions, read on because you'll find the answers below!
THE CAREER COACH SUPPORTS YOU!
Career Coaching provides you with the support, help and guidance you need to figure out how to achieve your ultimate career goals.
A Career Coach asks you questions, guides you and helps you overcome any challenges you are facing in your profession or research journey.
In the Coach / Client relationship, you keep the agenda, and your coach is trained and skilled in providing you with information, support, and direction to achieve the goals you have in mind.
THE CAREER COACH STRENGTHENS YOUR AWARENESS!
An ongoing Coach/Client relationship strengthens your awareness of what
holds you back or what presents as a roadblock hindering your progress and your ability to focus your efforts on achieving your goals.
A Career Coach helps you set realistic goals, discover solutions to the
challenges you face,
develop action plans, build self-confidence, and instill the motivation
to take action.
It’s up to you to take charge of your own career, not someone else’s.
“Become the real protagonist of the movie of your life!”
THE CAREER COACH SHARES YOUR GOALS
Working with a career coach means working with someone who
sincerely shares the same
end goal you plan to achieve, creating and adding
excitement in the process!
Experiencing an individual and professional Coaching journey is an excellent way to:
WHAT A CAREER COACH IS NOT…
A Career Coach is not a counselor or therapist.
A Career Coach helps you build skills, while a consultant
helps their clients overcome shortcomings.
Therapy often deals with a person’s story and the “why” of that story;
the Coach deals with the future and with “how” to make the future become what the client wants it to become.
A Career Coach doesn't tell his clients what to do with their lives.
To benefit from the advantages of a Career Coaching path, you must be willing to be coached.
It means being open to new ideas, wanting to make changes,
accepting constructive feedback and being ready to take action.
Results come from taking action, from new behaviors that will generate new results, making your commitment, your hard work and your efforts worthwhile!
WHAT DOES A CAREER COACH DO FOR YOU?
It inspires and motivates you to do your best.
It is there to support you every step of the way.
He gives you continuous improvement feedback, supporting you in difficult times, in total honesty and frankness.
Career Coaching will be much more useful for you, IF you are willing to ...
"SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE JUST HAVE SUCCESSFUL HABITS."
When good behaviors become habits, they produce success.
However, almost everyone has difficulty taking the right actions
consistently and on an ongoing basis.
It begins in our minds: it’s the mindset and the attitude.
Unfortunately we are often unaware of the beliefs and
thoughts that govern our behaviors.
We find ourselves wanting to do activities and develop certain habits, but unable
to do so.
As a Coach I help you develop the right mindset and
accomplish priority activities, which will produce the results you want.