In a CareerBuilder survey, 30 percent of currently employed workers reported that they regularly search for new job opportunities, and 16 percent are determined to land a new position in 2015.
Even among those who said they are satisfied in their jobs, “an expanding economy and widespread employment gains are motivating them to consider bigger, better opportunities,” said CareerBuilder’s Rosemary Haefner.
Whether you are looking to advance in your current career or embark on a whole new career path this year, you can dramatically increase your chance of success with the help of a career coach, who will work with you to determine your best fit and guide you every step of the way.
Hiring a career coach can help you:
- Gain greater self-awareness and a better understanding of yourself
- Reevaluate, refocus and reach your professional goals
- Identify a career that aligns with your talents, values and passions
- Advance, grow and stay engaged in your current career
- Significantly improve your interviewing skills
- Craft a powerful, well-written resume
- Experience less stress and greater meaning and fulfillment
- Shift your perspective to experience yourself, others and the world in a profoundly different, more positive way
Should you hire a career coach? If you fall into any of the following categories, working with a coach can be especially beneficial:
- Career-less: Do you feel like you just have a job, not a career? More than half (52 percent) of workers share this feeling, according to the CareerBuilder survey.
- Underemployed: Do you fall into the 39 percent of workers who feel underemployed? A career coach can help you find a career that values and utilizes your skills and abilities.
- Undertrained: Are you dissatisfied with the training and learning opportunities at your current job? If so, you’re not alone – 22 percent of workers fall into this category.
- Overlooked: Have you been passed over for a promotion in your current job? Twenty-three percent of workers feel overlooked.
- Immobile: Do you feel as though your career has stagnated? According to the survey, 26 percent are dissatisfied with career advancement opportunities in their firms.
- Underpaid: Forty-one percent of workers didn’t receive a pay increase in 2014. If you want to find more lucrative employment, or simply learn how to get that raise at your current job, a career coach can help.
- Imbalanced: Is your work/life balance out of whack? You are in good company – 17 percent of workers struggle in this area.
If you’re dissatisfied in your current career and want to explore opportunities for advancement – or want to transition to a new, more fulfilling career – hiring a career coach is a great first step.
What could a career coach help you achieve?