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159 - Career Coach: What is it, How does it work, and why you may need one

November 7, 2022

Career coaches help professionals find jobs by providing career advice and guidance. Listen to this podcast episode and read the blog below to learn more about what they do, how they can help, and why you may need one!

Career coaching services can significantly improve job seekers' chances of finding employment. Some popular career coaching services include resume writing, interview preparation, strengths assessment and analysis, and LinkedIn coaching. As a career coach, I offer all the services above, and they can be booked or purchased straight from my website. However, many professionals are unaware of the benefits of working with a career coach, mainly because when professionals do book coaching services, they don't tend to communicate that to their friends and colleagues. It gives others no clue that they have worked with a coach to achieve their goals. I'd say that 90% of my clients are like that. So let's discuss the benefits and why professionals opt to work with career coaches when they are looking to achieve specific goals with their job hunting or career ambitions.


00:52 - Job Hunting the waiting game

01:48 - Anxious and nervous

04:01 - Underselling yourself

09:06 - My personal investment and how it helped me

12:15 - Career readiness

12:48 - My LinkedIn Audit service

13:34 - Qualities of a good coach

14:39 - What type of coach do you need?

19:02 - Group Coaching

22:28 - How do you determine the return on your investment from career coaching

25:07 - Making small changes and being consistent

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About your host:

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 


Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

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