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What to look our for when hiring a Career Coach

“Am I satisfied with my career?”

” Should I hire a Career Coach?”

What to look out for when hiring a Career Coach?”

If you are dissatisfied with your current position or you desire a boost in your career, hiring a career coaching service just might be one of the best decisions you will make in your life.

With the many Career Coaches we have in Singapore, it might be a quite a task to know the right career coach to hire.

So, we decided to put together a list of essential traits you should look out for below.

1. You Career Coach will set your goals WITH you.

The right career coach will first sit with you to define and identify clearly what your career goals are. Your career coach is not responsible for coming up with goals for you but WITH you. The use of a worksheet combined with clearly stating out your career goals is one of the best ways to critically consider your career path and where you would like to be in 5 or 10 years. The career coach you hire should also be able to state the tools to be used for achieving the coaching goals.

2. The coach has to be able to develop a rapport with you.

In order for the career coaching session to be effective, it requires the coach to establish a good working relationship between the coach and the coachee. You have to trust that you are in good hands, and this is one of the major elements that build on the foundations of career coaching. It takes a lot of time and practice for the career coach to develop the required communication skills to be a great coach. Therefore, some coaches who are more experienced as a result tend to quote a higher rate, sometimes up to thousands per hour.

3. The Career Coach must exhibit some traits that match your career desire

It takes a person with vast knowledge and skills in music to accurately teach music, the same way your career coach must be someone who has better knowledge than you on how to balance career opportunities with your skills, values, and passion. Your career coach must be able to relate to your career challenges and work with you to overcome the challenges that you may be facing. We advise hiring the services of a career coach who possesses attributes you would love to model after.

4. A Recognised Career Coaching Qualification

The career coaching industry like other industries has levels of qualifications by which organizations work. Before you hire a career coach, it would be good to first check if he/she has a career coaching certification that is widely recognised. One of the world-leading Coaching Institutions to look our for would be the International Coach Federation (ICF). Read more here:

In Conclusion,

The future of your career is very important, and the career coach that you engage plays a big part in shaping the outcome of your career. We hope that this article could aid you better in your search for a career coach.  For a start, any of the career coaches that are able to meet the criteria above will undoubtedly be of great help to you. Time to start looking!

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