Does anyone use a career coach ? Do you find it worth the cost?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I met with one that a friend connected me to but didn’t pay as it was a trial run.
The approach he took to career was similar to what a life coach would be in life. (Lots of positive self talk, setting (in my opinion-outrageous) goals like “write down 200 companies you want to work for and then find a connection at each of them” and then when I questioned it he was like “how much do you want to progress your career?”
It’s wasn’t really my thing so it would not be something I’d be interested in paying for. But I recognize that it works for some people! I’m sure different coaches have different approaches and you just need to find one that works for you.

like

What are you trying to get out of a career coach?

A mentor or sponsor within your company may be more familiar with and effective at navigating internal politics. For example, part of navigating politics is knowing which people have influence or power. A coach that doesn’t work at your firm can only guide you so far in determining who that is, vs a mentor who has direct experience with who the power players are.

like

The way I see it, career coaches are worth it if you take into consoderation the ROI you could potentially receive. They would be able to steer you into your next life-changing move and forge the correct path for you to take.

I'd say you can get more of a bang for your buck than just stixking to your own decisions. Most of the time, there are many things you fail to take into consideration which is where an outsider's persepctive would come in handy. It's definitely and investment, but it's so worth it.

Oh absolutely. I don't even realize how much hiring one helped me. I never would have imagined seeing myself where I'm currently at in my career if it weren't for my career coach.

I used to have one when I was at my lowest. I could say that getting a career coach helped me in a way. But I realized that it would still depend on you on how you want your career to continue.

I’m side gigging as a career coach. Happy to do a free intro session as I’m working on getting my accreditation. DM me if interested

More Posts

like

Estate planning lawyers, what software do you use / recommend for preparing estate planning documents?

like

Hi teams,

I'm currently looking for a great opportunity for my career.

My qualification in master degree in commerce and i have 5 years of experience in accounting field so if you know any job opportunities and job vacancies could you please inform me an soon as possible.

Phone :+91 9746385552

like

For audit - How’s your firm’s data and cognitive technologies? Which tools/capabilities are you actually using in practice? And what capabilities are just hype right now?

like

Is C1 band good in wipro? Avg annual hike % ?

like

McK new joiner soon - is MEO getting base pay increases or is this just for US?

like

Anyone able to provide a referral for BNY Mellon? Looking for an entry-level business analyst position. Thank you:) Happy Holidays!

like
like

Can we bring back the goldfish that used to be in Fiji water bottles? I’m lonelier than ever and could really use a friend on this Thursday evening flight.

likefunny

Great teacher l/parent tricks!

Post Photo
likefunnysmart

I work at a senior living community in sales. I am pt 20hrs/wk and hourly. After 5 months, they would like to bring me on full time. I am interested in 30-32/wk. I have an extensive history in sales but was a stay at home mom for 13 years. I like my job but do not make even half as much as I did before I stayed home with kids. In addition, I make about 30% less than I did as a pt development officer at a non profit. Any advice on how I can negotiate my hourly wage to add $5/hr?

like

Hi All , can anyone refer me to accenture. I have the job id.
Thanks.

like

Is it just me or is there a lot of people online promoting how copywriting is the best get rich scheme.

likefunny
like

Hi fishes, I believe that dating apps are not my cup of tea. Looking for some old school ways of meeting people in Pune. Any suggestions. M 26 here.

like

Has anyone ever interviewed for a role you have no experience in but are interested in the opportunity? What is the best way to position yourself if you have limited experience? Have an interview soon

like

Producer job in Spain???

like

Hi guys,

Those who need epam referral DM me..

SKILL: JAVA + DATASTRUCTURE & ALGORITHMS 
ROLE: SOFTWARE ENGINEERS/ SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEERS/ LEAD SOFTWAREENGINEER 
EXP: 3 TO 10 YEARS
WORK LOCATION: HYDERABAD,PUNE,BANGALORE,GURGAON

like

Did i completely miss the boat for on-cycle recruiting for 2022? Only recently started looking at buy side roles and just learned of the timeline for recruiting

like

How do you all manage our order to not shave or trim our beards (9 different Hadiths ordering us to do so, no room to say its a Sunnah as it was an order, all major scholars for hundreds of years agree).

And as a followup question, would you be able to honestly say that you think that we can’t get a job without disobeying Allah? Did we forget that Allah is the one who provides us with Rizq (sustenance)?

uplifting

Additional Posts in Finance

funnylike

I get modeling a monthly income statement - how common is it to model out a monthly balance sheet / statement of cash flow? My annual balances but I am having a ton of trouble with my monthly CFS and balance sheet.. want to know if I will be yelled at for having a monthly (and annual) income statement and a yearly balance sheet and cfs

like

Has anyone here ever stopped caring about their job? Frankly, IDGAF what happens to my current mandates or prospects. Is this a sign I may need a change of scenery or is it just because it's the start of the year?

like

I want a relationship, but sometimes, I just wanna get laid

like

At what yearly income does money just become a number (without having a noticeable effect on your life)?

like

Are there any companies working with future tech (machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality) that you’ve invested in recently? I find that kind of thing so fascinating and I’m looking for a promising company to add to my portfolio.

like

Please vote today.

like

That moment when you feel like you have worked hard all day and accomplished something, only to realize, in the big scheme of things, you barely moved an inch 😖😡

like

I am not sure what's worse, the stress leading up to the interview or the come down after.

like

Any experience with Compliance Officer roles for Regulatory Transaction Reporting according to MiFID II, FATCA/QI?

My current role in Reg reporting is about capital adequacy, Liquidity, Large exposure etc. which are strategic roles close to the CFO. Is a MiFID II job more of a "busy work" kind of role where you need to review individual transactions monotonously and continously, need to be constantly available for support, losing the big picture?

like

Everyone around me told me not to quit my current job without having an offer in hand. My first job here but I am at the point that I am so over it... Advice? How crazy is it to quit without an offer?

like

Has anyone written CAIA and found it to be useful? I'm not planning to move into portfolio management but would like to learn about alternative assets more. Company will pay for me to write it

like

Help! What's the best online CFP course?

like

How would you feel being referred to as “kid” or “kiddo” by someone less than 10 years older than you?

like

A coworker of mine briefly mentioned that it’s the absolute size of short positions that matters, opposed to the relative size. Was she right?

like

Did anyone take CFA computer based in Feb 2021? If so, do you have the option to flag questions while you work through the test? Do you have the option to go back and review them before submitting the answers to the full exams?

like

Best way to study for series 63? Is there a specific guide that is helpful or is a study guide even necessary?

like

Got a 6am call about not being able to handle commitments and last minute work done on time. Turns out they simply "missed" the email I sent at 3 in the morning. Not even an apology.

like

First year...is it true JPM paid $35k middle bucket and doesn't pay second year bonuses for people who leave for PE?

like

I know many of us have (had) crushes on senior bankers, BUT have any of you taken it further than just a crush from afar?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal