Coaching in Different Industries

Coaching in Different Industries

The job market across the world is gradually changing given the advancement in sectors such as technology and business. As much as the job market may seem to be widening landing on an actual job is still a problem to many due to stiff competition among job seekers. Even talented and qualified candidates sometimes miss the chance to showcase their experience and skill all because they do not know exactly how to go about a perfect resume or job description. Similarly, those with jobs currently may want to advance their career by shifting industries though they may not be sure about the means to do so. Similarly, students transitioning from universities or colleges into the workforce need updated information about different industries or professions out there.

This is why the input of career coaches is important. Employees and job seekers need the guidance or advice of a professional such as a career coach to make the right career choices. Coaching is essential in boosting the performance of an individual or development of skills. Trust and confidentiality are the building blocks of coaching. Every session in coaching involves a coach and a person being coached. The coach challenges the coachee (individual being coached )  and aims at helping the individual to get answers to their problem. Most organizations and individuals alike consider coaching as a corrective tool or a positive approach in exploring ambitions or goals and achieving them.

Roles of a Career Coach

The sole role of a career coach is not to help you get a job in whichever industry you are based but he or she only offers a reflection of your current state and an actionable way forward. Coaches enhance your awareness regarding your barriers, aspirations, goals, objectives, desires, strengths and weaknesses. Most people wonder if a career coach has to be specialized in the field that you are in. Let us say you are based in the IT profession, is it necessary that your coach is specialized in IT? The truth is that it is good to seek a career coach that is specialized in your field though a coach from any other industry or profession will have a substantial impact on your career as well. The following are some of the roles played by career coach:

  1. Provide clarity regarding resumes, interviews, employment options and requirements of the job market.
  2. Avail information resumes, interviews, employment options and requirements of the job market.
  3. They act as referral agents due to their knowledge and experience
  4. They are guides is the career journey


Significance of a Career Coach

A certificate of a degree is an important step towards employment but it does not guarantee employment. You may decide to change your career, polish your resume, research on opportunities in your preferred field and have your LinkedIn profile updated but at the end of the day, the input of a coach may still be paramount. Below are some of the reasons why career coaches are significant in your career:

  1. Increases your self-insight – a good career coach will help to take a more realistic perception of yourself. You get to familiarize with your potential and abilities. Additionally, you get a chance to fortify your strengths and work on your weakness. In short, a career coach helps achieve a wholesome analysis for you.
  2. Gives a comprehensive understanding of your career – your career coach helps you to understand what your career entails and the options available for the same.

3.    Motivates you – sometimes all you need to know is that you are on the right track and there is hope for tomorrow.  This is what your career coach should do. Moreover, he or she should also grow your confidence and help you believe in yourself.

4.  Offers a sense of direction in your career – the sense of direction should not be necessarily detailed but an overview of what to expect in future.


Career Coaching Benefits

The benefits that you could reap from a career coach are numerous. If you want to have a perfect understanding of the job market, know your choices and follow your true calling then a career coach is the way to go. Here are the benefits:

  1. Readies you for interviews; job interview with experienced recruiters could be very frustrating. Therefore, proper preparation is imperative. Most career coaches bear sufficient information regarding what an interview requires. Thus, a career coach with real-life insights about recruiting will help you prepare for your interview.
  2. Builds you the ideal resume; It is rare to get a job by simply updating your current resume and sending out to employers. However, your career coach will help you to design and come up with a resume that is tailored to meet the requirements of the employer you seek to work with.
  3. Equips you with essential career skills; decision making among other career skills are quite important to you as an active job seeker. The will guide you as you progress through your profession or field.
  4. Helps you build connections; at times the job market is about who you know. This means that connections are valuable since they link you directly to the veterans and industrial leaders that may unlock more opportunities. Coaches have the connections and you could have them too.
  5. Facilitates informed decision making regarding career progress; in case you are planning to shift from an IT profession to a business profession, you should beware of the short-term and long-term consequences alike. Working with a coach, you understand the progress of your career and give you the basic steps to help you achieve your goal.
  6. Builds your confidence; this is very important especially if you are intending to look for another job. Working with a career coach will ensure that feel valuable in the job market and instills in you the confidence that you are the perfect option or you stand out despite completion.
  7. You learn important skills necessary in the current job market; the job market and the working environments are ever changing. Therefore, for you to be in the right position for success, it is crucial for you to be familiar with these skills. Career coaches are experienced in identifying prospective employers; hence, they will prepare you for the competitive job market.
  8. Helps you set goals; in order for you to have a smooth progress in your career, it is essential for you to have certain goals set that you will always be aiming to achieve. Coaches will give you an idea of what you need to include in your goals.

Generally, coaches are key players in your career or profession. There is so much information regarding the job market, employers, and employment that you may not be familiar with. Thus, in whichever industry or profession you may be, working with a career coach is beneficial.

Coaching in the Teaching Industry

I have to admit we have had a bit of a gap, in my posts, however we have been extremely busy with our latest venture in the teaching industry, where we have been coaching teachers in management positions, to allow them to manage the stress they experience with heir work and therefore, in turn it reduces stress in their work field and their staff. glass fix bolton

It has been a very enlightening experience to say the least.  We have learnt that if the management is stressed it can have quite an impact on the staff and their work environment.

We learnt to work not only with management but it was just as important to work with the staff.  We have left many workplaces from despair to harmonious places.  It was only one main factor we looked at which was the thought processes of the individuals regards to their work and the people they was working with.

A case study we did recently on Landlord Gas Safe Certificate Birmingham, with their management and employees was a great insight, this case study we will publish at a later date and post separately to this post and link back when we do, so please be patient with us whilst we collate all our work.  However, we found a company that works with the public and uses public services, it is essential to make sure there is swift communication and thorough management skills throughout the whole process of the service given.

All workplaces need some sort of coach or mentor, however indirectly or directly they will always have one.  whether it be a family member or someone they look up to, they will for sure need one to make sure they have successful business.  Thus it is essential in my view that each and every business must employ a mentor to help through each process if their business in a concise and efficient way.

A company or a business is driven by the need to provide a service and create a profit daily, hence we need to create a balance in both these fields, a balance is essential in providing the service in the best and most professional way so both the customer and service provider is happy.  It is essential the business first an foremost make sure they are providing the service in the best way possible, that the customer is receiving the service or even the product in the way they desire and once this is carried out it will attract the abundance of profit that company or business desired.  If a business starts cutting corners, there profit will also see to have corners cut, which no business wants.  Hence, here i point out no business should cut corners when providing a service or product in order to receive the highest profit.  To receive a high profitable venture the best possible service needs to be given to each an every individual, through the structure of the business or company, from the director, to the management, to the employees, to the customer etc.

In order to learn more about the coaching process, please be sure to stay tuned in and we will be delivering some more detailed posts in the near future on this process.  In the meantime if you have any further question or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

Are you Hungry?

hungryIs that a yes or a no?  Not a maybe?

How you answered this question is very crucial to your business.  From what I’ve learnt from the business gurus of the world that you have to be Hungry to be successful and consistent in your field and to be highly successful!

Can you say you are still hungry from the time you started your business to now?

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Thoughts are FREE – Part 2

SO, who’s business have you been in?  Yours? everybody else’s? or God’s Business?

Well today, being part of the property industry, i had a new property that i needed to start to manage, i was arranging the landlord Gas and various Certificates to be carried out by our reliable company we use;, and thought about how being a landlord or an agent how much we have to go into everyone else’s business, and how it can be quite a stressful industry to go in.

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Thoughts are FREE.

thoughtsfreeSo, here we are, my second post and as promised, i just want to talk about something that resonates with me each and everyday and also something i look at everyday, without it, i dont think i would have ever been able to write this blog.

As the title of this post suggests that ‘thoughts are free’, if we really understood this, the rest of our entrepenuerial journey as well as a day to day life would be so RICH with something that is FREE.  Formula for being wealthy:  FREE thoughts = RICH life.

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Welcome to my website

Hello and welcome to my new website called industry thoughts.  I thought i give a quick intro, my name is Kay, an Entrepreneur.

You can read all about me here.  The purpose of this blog is to give an insightful insight in to the industries in Birmingham and how they have been serving the public.  thoughtsBeing an entrepreneur and interacting with these industries over the years and currently still do, i have many thoughts, ideas and endeavours to share with you.

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