|Helping you find your path|
A career coach is a professional advisor who helps people find a job they love. Career coaches help with practical job search advice, career planning, job interview tips and career transition strategies. Ideally, his or her experience should include exposure to real-world hiring techniques to create effective strategies to land the job.
A career coach can help you:
- Plan your next career moves
- Create a job search strategy
- Define your personal brand or professional image
- Write resume and cover letters
- Incorporate social media in your job search
- Improve your interview skills
- Improve your negotiation skills
Career Coach vs. Career Counselor
By contrast, a career counselor is a licensed therapist. While the counselor may provide help with a job search strategy, he or she will also deal with the emotions and feelings around job loss. They also address personal psychological blocks to professional success.
Another variation of the career counselor works in the higher education industry, helping students determine their career path. The counselor then helps the student realize which classes would be best to help them reach their goals.
Career Coaching through the Personal Touch Career Services
At the Personal Touch, we concentrate on practical tools to reach your goals. We believe in making the most of your time. Each individual coaching session stresses a learning objective with associated homework and follow-up steps. We want you on the fast track to landing a job that you love.
Our own experience includes recruiting in traditional corporate environments as well as the private service / luxury lifestyle management industries – see individual pages for more information.
How Career Coaching Works