Looking for a new job can be a very daunting process. For students, as the end of your degree approaches, so does the uncertainty and anxiety of your future. Job hunting is difficult, especially in a competitive market, which is why career coaching becomes indispensable.
Birkdale Collective career coaching assists clients with preparation for all of the various facets of the job search, including CV’s, Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles, Online Tests, Applications, Assessment Centres, Interviews and key confidence areas such as motivation and organisation.
It is also important to ensure that you are doing something you are going to be both suitable for and that you have a passion for doing. Birkdale Collective aims to provide advice that we know will be helpful, and also advice that addresses your personal concerns.
Here’s why career coaching is recommended for job seekers:
- Acquire relevant skills – your business acumen
Nowadays, the job market is very competitive, so to stand out it is vital that you are qualified and able to demonstrate knowledge in your chosen area.
2. Build confidence with a successful mindset.
Sometimes, it’s hard to recognise our value when it comes to our work. Coaching helps you improve your motivation and focus if you’re struggling to feel inspired. Working with a career coach will help you build confidence and stand out from the competition.
3. Building a relevant resume
Building a strong resume is also part of career coaching. Birkdale Collective’s CV Specialist Career Coach will help you create a resume that demonstrates a strong understanding of yourself, your relevant skills and your previous experience, increasing your chances of getting an interview.
4. Make informed decisions about the evolution of your career and set goals and build a roadmap to your destination
If you are passionate about a particular industry or career, you need to set goals that will help you understand or recognise whether you have the right skills or knowledge for your chosen field. Your coach will help you identify your knowledge gaps and the appropriate steps to get there.
5. Build connections
LinkedIn is a great platform used for networking. Birkdale Collective career coaches can help you make sure you have a professional LinkedIn profile and show you how to customise it over time. Coaching also helps you build networking soft skills so you know how to make connections in the real world, too, to make the most of all of life’s opportunities.
6. Develop long-lasting career skills
While many of our clients take up career coaching to act promptly in their initial job search, coaching also helps you establish skills that will grow with you over the years as you progress in your career.
7. Practice for online tests and interviews with an expert
You will have the opportunity to take mock online tests related to your field, and to partake in mock interviews with your career coach. With this support you can make sure your language is correct and that you are answering the questions properly and fully. This level of preparation will help you feel comfortable with online tests and your interview process as you will know what to expect.