Let me start by saying that this may sound flip to some of you and may seem self-serving to others of you.
I do believe that I’m correct in saying this.
The answer is because they are smart and know they need help.
They have not been able to figure it out for themselves so they are doing the smart thing. They’re getting advice.
They are getting help from someone who knows better than they how to get the results that they want. Let me illustrate. I’ll start with the job-search scenario and then go on to a couple of others.
In the job search scenario, a person’s been hitting her head against the wall. They are t getting the results that they want. Things are breaking down from them. They are talking to friends, family, former managers . . . all sorts of people who know little more than they to get advice. Doesn’t it make sense to ask someone with far more experience than they in helping people find work, to help them get results?
Of course it does!
It is smart.
Let me give you another scenario. I
Someone is in a career that they don’t really care for. They are bored. They are listless. They may be behaving weirdly with family because they’re just not happy doing the work that they’re doing. So they go to a career coach for help.
Career coaches have tools and experiences that will help a job hunter, that will help you, as a professional who may be struggling, to identify what to do next, help you get to where you want to get to faster.
You may still fumble around because it is not like I am going to listen to you for 5 minutes and decide that you should be a dentist, for exmple. It doesn’t work that way!
A career coach will only learn a certain amount from each person in 5 minutes. Even so, it still make it a lot faster for you than if you don’t see a career coach.
My site JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is geared toward the job hunting part of life. So if you joinit’s very inexpensive. You get curated information that will help you find work faster, plus the ability to ask me questions at a very low reasonable price.
If you want to do one-on-one coaching with me, we spent time with one another. I get you to the finish line fast!
if you want look at career coaching, well, I do it a lot of other people do it, but coming back to the original question, the goal is not to wander through your life, dissatisfied, unhappy, suffering unnecessarily. The rest of life is hard enough. You don’t need to prolong professional agony and not get help. Often certainly in job search, certainly in a lot of other venues, the people who you go to for advice have little more experience in giving you the right information than you do.
Better to get a coach than to fumble around.
© The Big Game Hunter, Inc. Asheville, NC 2016
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