Coaching, in general, is a handy tool to help shape a person. And when it comes to coaching concerning one’s career choices, it becomes more than just a tool. It becomes an aid. Professional help always works in the favour of those seeking it. Its productivity increases manifold when the person seeking it is on the same wavelength as the one imparting it.
Thus a person needs to choose wisely as to who is coaching/guiding them. Generally stating, any profession or career could do with a bit of coaching. Of course, it is always better to check the grounds before one steps in. But there are some professions or career options that require coaching. They help test the waters and give insight, and lay the foundation of the profession or career one is about to take up.
Here are such professions –
Professions that require one-on-one interaction with clients
In professions here, the person has to interact with the client either face-to-face, on calls, or via text exchange (including emails), then communication is the key. The person has to be fluent in the language both while speaking and while writing. It not only impresses the clients but also helps establish a formal decorum that reflects one’s professionalism.
Professions that require submission of resumes
Resumes or CVs are like the window you open to those hiring you even before they know what they’re looking at. A well-built and robust resume can help one land the job of their dreams. Understanding what and how to put things in a resume is very important to make it impressive. This requires the help of a professional who knows what to put in it and has an idea of what the hiring company might be looking for.
Professions that require extra skill sets
Now is not the time to be vanilla. One requires a spectrum of skill sets to stand out in the crowd. Hiring agencies and companies are now looking for individuals who fit the requirements of the mentioned criteria and bring something more to the table. Coaching can help hone your skills and sharpen your tools that will come in handy quite a few times in situations like this.
Professions that require a creative streak
Even in a 9 to 5 job that sounds very plain and basic, hiring agencies to look for a streak of creativity. Not everyone is born with it. Some need a little training and guidance. Coaching can help you put on your creative glasses and see the world through them. This helps gain a newer perspective and lays the foundation of a vision that will take a person a long way.
Not everybody can work under somebody. Freelancing is a getaway for those who want a little extra space to work. While it might seem like an idle working condition, it is not as fruity and rosy as it sounds. It takes courage to be a freelancer, for it comes with tonnes of risks and responsibilities. In such a case, good coaching before entering would help understand the field better and wouldn’t leave any speck of doubt later on. Good coaching also helps aspiring freelancers to land their first few clients and establish their niches.