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Are You Considering A Career Change?

September 23, 2019

Whether you’re considering a career change, you’re at a career crossroads or you’re experiencing a career crisis, I can help you to achieve your ideal outcome. I work with individuals at every stage of their career journey. With reactive and practical coaching, we can work together to make the experience as stress free as possible. Are you ready to get started?


Needing a change


The reasons for making a career change can vary enormously but it is important to ask yourself why you feel you need a change. What is it about your current role that you are not finding fulfilling? Only when you have considered this question, and been truly honest with yourself, can you start building towards the career that you want.


Part of the process is also about understanding where your career is now. Looking at what you have achieved so far will help you to get a clear picture of your options and the potential that a change can have for you. We will also discuss what barriers there may be to your progression and how you can overcome these issues by playing to your personal strengths. Through one-to-one sessions, I will help you to build a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your career goals. 


Taking a different direction


If you are choosing to take your career in a different direction, there are a range of things you can do to make the process easier. By understanding your strengths, values and motivators, you can learn what will help to bring you success and contentment. In our sessions, we can discuss what jobs will suit you as well as drawing out your key transferrable skills that will help you take a different direction. Part of the process is about talking openly about what brings you happiness and understanding how this is interwoven into your career choices. It may be that your perfect career is something you have never thought of before.


Alternatively, you may be retiring and asking yourself where you can go next. I have worked with numerous clients who have found it beneficial to simply talk through their options. There is a whole world of careers that are now opening up for you and this is an opportunity to find something new that you truly enjoy and that will make the most of the skills you have gained throughout your career.


Navigating the job market


Whatever stage you are at in your career, if you are considering a change or a new direction, it can be helpful to build a plan for how to navigate the job market. Considering your personal brand and your strengths, and working on using these to your advantage, are key aspects in achieving a successful career shift. You have to take control of your image and make it work for you.


I can offer practical advice on working around the barriers that are currently preventing you from achieving your career goals. Similarly, you can choose to focus on issues such as salary considerations, negotiations and learning to ask for what you want. We can also discuss how you can achieve a work-life balance if this is something that you have struggled with in the past. 


New beginnings 


You may have reached a point in your career when things are coming to an end, be it as a result of retirement, redundancy or a planned sabbatical. At the start of this new beginning, many people find coaching beneficial for making a solid plan for the future. This can include goal setting, networking help and getting on track for the journey ahead. 


In our sessions we will discuss coping with the impending changes and how to deal with the emotions associated with them. This personalised process gives you a chance to re-think your career and your life choices. We can further work together on building on your existing skill sets, achieving new qualifications and keeping busy. 


Before starting my business, I had a successful career in human relations that involved many monumental changes. This has given me a unique insight into best practices and potential pitfalls. Career change coaching is a chance for you to talk through the process with an impartial and experienced professional. Please contact me to start the process at alice@alicejonescoaching.co.uk 

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