One important fact about life that many people often forget is that change is always possible. Do you feel stagnant or unhappy in your current profession? Do you desperately need a career change? Then make a career change! It is very rare that people are stuck on a specific path for reasons other than their own mind. And, more and more people are changing jobs frequently over the course of their career and it’s becoming more acceptable to do so. Indeed, the average person has between 10 and 15 jobs over the course of their career. So if you feel like you need a career change, but aren’t sure where to start, talking to a business coach, career coach, or even a life coach might be a good place to start!
Why Speak to a Career Coach if You’re Looking for a Career Change?
Sometimes even if you know you need a career change, you’re not sure what you want to change to! If you’re looking for an all out change and feeling stuck in terms of not even knowing what direction you’d like to head in your new job, a career coach is an excellent way to narrow down your options. They can offer you specific advice that’s personal to you and your situation and working with them provides focus and allows you to spend actual time working on career-related tasks. It’s all too easy to simply say that you’ll “work on your resumé later” or “I’ll do it tomorrow.” A career coach can keep you on track.
And a career coach can help you with the more interpersonal aspects of it. Are you terrified of interviewing or hate networking? A career coach can help you get through both of those things with more poise and ease than you had perhaps ever imagined when starting.
How Does Life Coaching Help in All Facets of Your Life?
A life coach helps you live your best life and achieve your full potential, in every part of your life. They focus on professional and personal needs and help you develop strategies to identify your goals and make them happen.
It could be that your need for a career change is ultimately impacting other aspects of your life in a negative way. A life coach can help identify that and set you towards the right direction. Think of a life coach as part therapist, consultant, motivational speaker, and guide. Who doesn’t need someone like that in their life?
It’s worth noting that many celebrities, entrepreneurs, and other successful people employ life coaches to help them get the most out of their lives. And, employing a life coach is also an excellent way to start opening up to asking for (and receiving) help in general. For many people, there’s a certain stigma about having to ask for help, when doing so can in fact, enrich your life in many different ways.
How Do I Get Excited About My Job Again?
Thinking about totally different career directions can be overwhelming for many people and they may think: “But what if I hate this new path too?” Only about 4% of the total workforce in the United States switches occupational groups entirely (according to data from the Current Population Survey between 2015 and 2016), but sometimes that big shift is just what you need to get excited about what you do every day.
Talk to your life coach or career coach about your passions. What makes you truly happy? Where do your interests lie? Is there a “hobby” or side project that you’ve been working on that could create revenue? In many cases, the seed for your new job is already embedded in the soil of your current life. You just have to find it and cultivate it! Doing what you love will go a long way towards making you excited to go to work every day.
If you feel like you need a career change, but aren’t sure where to start, looking up a life or career coach could be a good first step.