Imagine waking up on a Monday morning excited to go to work because you get to do the things you love and it gives you that amazing sense of purpose and fulfilment.
What a tragedy it is that so many people dread Monday morning.
Typically, the reasons for this include feeling undervalued, being underpaid, a lack of career direction or being stuck in a rut and watching their peers pass them by. Maybe they have a career goal in mind but don’t know how to get there.
If you’re experiencing any of these situations, then engaging a career counsellor can bring enormous value and impact to your career.
You see, almost every peak athlete has a coach to help them become the best they can be. They know that to achieve the highest success, they need the expertise of a trained professional.
Just like a sportsman has a coach to train and guide them, you too can use a career coach to help you set and achieve your career goals and achieve peak performance.
Here are my top 5 reasons why everyone should work with a career counsellor at some point in their lives.
A great career counsellor or coach will help you:
Re-energise your career
If you’re feeling ‘flat’ about your career because what you do longer excites you, then it’s time to act.
A career counsellor can help you cut through noise, untangle the jumble in your head, gain a better understanding of your skills and value and increase your professional self-awareness.
Having a much better understanding of who you are and what makes you valuable as professional can help you choose roles that get you bouncing out of bed in the morning.
After all, life’s too short to hate Mondays.
Reset your career compass
If you feel that your career has stagnated or you are drifting from role to role without finding your sense of purpose, then you need to stop, take stock and reset your career compass.
A structured career coaching programme can help you unpack yourself, gain clarity of career direction, have concrete goals and a strategy and roadmap to enable you to take your career off auto-pilot mode and go forward with purpose and confidence.
Unleash your true potential
In many cases the limitations we experience in our careers are often down to ones we create in our head. When you study the careers of highly successful people, you will see how different their mindset is to those who feel frustrated due to their lack of progress.
Career coaching can help you challenge your patterns of thinking, which will help you modify your mindset and the way you perceive yourself and your career.
It will make your more conscious of how your actions and behaviours affect your success and happiness. Once you realise how your mindset impacts your career, you open yourselves up to reveal your real capabilities and true potential.
Changing your mindset can accelerate your career to levels you never thought possible.
Attract Amazing Career Opportunities
I hear a lot of people saying, “I’m going out to find my dream role”. But that’s a one-way street. Wouldn’t it be great if your dream role also came and found you?
A good career counsellor can help you attract career opportunities by creating visibility strategies to help you get known in your industry for your expertise and value.
This is a blend of personal branding and self-marketing strategies.
Getting known as an expert in your field makes you sought after and helps you tap into that hidden job market.
Build Your Personal Brand
In a highly competitive job market, your brand is the secret weapon that will help you stand head and shoulders above the competition.
A experienced career counsellor will help you strategically create a powerful, compelling and authentic brand message that captures YOU and aligns you to your career goals.
A well-crafted brand will enable you to communicate with confidence and clarity exactly who and what you are, your core areas of expertise and more importantly, what makes you valuable.
They will also be able to help you create a visibility strategy to get your brand message out there so that you can attract those exciting career opportunities.
As you can see, the value of using career coach is massive and can have a profound and positive effect on how you perceive yourself as a professional in your field and your overall career success.
Their services and programmes can help you gain greater clarity of yourself and certainty of career direction. They can help you overcome limiting self-beliefs, re-energise a stagnant career and help you create a personal brand to attract career opportunities.
If you’re looking to squeeze the most out of your career, find that greater sense of purpose and happiness then a good career counsellor can help you achieve that.