March 12, 2022
We are going to be following a slightly different approach. In addition to continuing with interesting interviews, we are going to periodically do a report on a recent publication or a topic that is top of mind, and I believe very relevant to many of you at this time.
Also, if any of these, or any prior podcasts, are of personal interest, please send me a message in LinkedIn and let me know. Even if you disagree with what I say. Dialog is important for all of us to further strengthen our understanding.
Also, if you share your thoughts, we might even have some content for a future podcast. It really is all about opening up lines of communication and helping everyone in the process.
So, you may find yourself struggling with your career possibilities. You have sent out resumes but not really gotten any serious responses and so you start developing some fairly serious self-doubt. What can I do? How can I earn a living? How can I deal with the debt I am facing?
Lots of very real and serious concerns and the options available seem to mostly say…. make sure your resume is tuned up and send it out.
But there is an alternative. But it does require a leap of faith.
The idea is to identify someone who can act as your career coach. And then, once you have identified a coach, make the commitment to follow what they suggest.
There are lots of people out there with a ton of experience who have probably been through what you are doing and would be great coaches. And some of them are willing to do it initially for free, or for a very low rate.
If it is a longer-term situation, you may have to talk about a fee, but for getting started, I would expect that many coaches will provide you help for 2-3 sessions without any significant fee initially.
That being said, they will have a protocol to follow. Probably a couple of forms that need to be completed so that they get a sense of who you are and a commitment to meet on a recurring basis.
If you are serious about changing things, give some serious thought to identifying a coach and then make the true commitment to follow what they suggest.
Let me know what you think in LinkedIn. And check out the group, “Career Coach Forum”. There are lots of great resources and you might find yourself a great coach.
Now, I know the idea of finding a coach might be a foreign concept. After all, you have been doing this career thing all by yourself so why do I need a coach now.
Well, just ask yourself if what you are doing is working. If it is, then you probably do not need a coach. But if you feel stuck, then you might want to give the idea some serious consideration.
I sincerely hope that you are open to considering this leap and I truly believe that it can be a very beneficial step in helping you secure a more rational and comfortable approach to your career aspirations.
Check out Career Coach Forum in LinkedIn. Read some articles or book chapters on coaching. Share your ideas with me and other coaches. And look for a way to engage. You will find the effort daunting at first, but definitely valuable in the long run.
Thanks for listening.