What is a Career Coach, and how do I hire one?
A career coach is usually a specialist mentor who are fully dedicated to seeing you become your best self (professionally AND personally.) Unlike your ex-partner, a career coach will stick with you through the end, no matter what problems you face.
Since a career coach is as important to your career as Guinness is to a good night, you need to make sure you do your homework before engaging in their services. You can find career coaches over on LinkedIn, Facebook, or even on the general interweb. But it is up to YOU to find the needle in the proverbial haystack and select the best coach for yourself.
Well, what does the best coach look like? Here are some ideas to start you off:
- Comprehensive in services
- A prior record of success
- Enthusiasm and Passion.
Though you can tailor this list to your own liking, that’s basically career coaches in a nutshell.
(PS. Or, you could simply save yourself the time, kickstart your career journey, and reach out to the best coaches in Dublin.
- That’s us. )
How can a career coach help me?
Whether you’re a new grad and looking for your first job, a moderately experienced employee looking to upgrade or change, or even an executive with a corner office and a secretary – a career coach can help you.
They can help you:
- Set realistic career goals and create detailed plans to move towards them.
- Have a personalized learning plan and enhancing your skills
- can help you enter, change, or improve your career situation.
- Create an end-to-end job search plan with comprehensive training.
(And, if you visit their offices in person, they might even offer you free food. Or at least, at TCC we do 😉
How Much Does Career Coaching Cost?
The prices are well, honestly, off the charts. Coaching has long been seen as a “rich people only” affair – and boy, DO the prices reflect that. Generally, a career coach may charge around €75 to €150 hourly. However, given the need for coaches now, several individual coaches are charging in the range of €500 to €1,000. Yep, we were shocked too.
TCC, on the other hand, prides itself on equal access and ensuring that high-quality career coaching does not compete with the rent in cities like Dublin or London. To get the low-down on our prices, check out our plans here! (LINK TO PLANS)
How Can I Make The Most Of My Career Coaching?
The short answer? Put in the work.
And here’s the long one. Career coaching (or at least GOOD career coaching) is not a one-day deal. It requires multiple hours and days of active effort and time. It could be from practicing your interviews to reviewing your resume, sometimes taking the tough love of criticism, or anything else decided between you and your coach. As much as we wish we could make the process faster than home delivery, we can’t.
What we can promise you, though, is results. TCC’s coaches stick by you through every single step, coaching you through any problems and hurdles, and you’ll always find them just one phone call away till the day you land that dream job.
Can the career coach understand MY particular situation?
Absolutely. TCC boasts of diversity across the spectrum. This is why we have made active efforts to recruit career coaches with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, cultures, demographics, and industries. After all, the only way we can accommodate YOUR diverse needs is to have conscious representation across the spectrum.
TDLR; Whatever you’re looking for, TCC is bound to have a coach for it.
What Can I Expect from a TCC Career Coaching Session?
The process is simple:
- Our expert career coach meets with you, and you tell them all about yourself.
- Based on your background, experience, goals, and skills, your coach has a personalized plan for you.
- You follow the plan, staying in touch with your coach to keep on track and share updates.
- Barring any significant issues, as you follow the program, you should be receiving results (whether that is a higher salary, job offers, etc.)
- Congratulations – you’d reach the end of the program, complete with a new job, higher pay, a different career, or just soft skills training. Now all that’s left is for you to share the good news!
How Flexible is the Career Coach?
So flexible, an acrobat would be jealous.
Each coach sets up their own calendars, and so, depending on the coach you’re assigned, you can pick any time in their calendars, though most sessions usually take place either early morning or late evening. However, if this doesn’t fit, your coaches would be happy to come up with a time that suits you both!
What is Payment Structure Like?
Ideally, you pay for TCC’s services, like checking out an Amazon cart. We accept payments on all major cards and services and would ideally accept payment in a singular transaction.
However, we also offer personalized payment plans for individuals who may need them, allowing you to access TCC’s services while staying light on the pocket. These plans are on a case-by-case basis, so please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more!
How Will I Meet My Coach?
You will meet your coach over Zoom call and other online resources. That means you can meet your coaches from the comfort of your own desk. Or your bed, if you’re that kind of a person.
The Career Coaching
We take a unique and innovative approach to training and development, offering Individuals, Teams and Organisations bespoke Programmes, that are cost effective and guarantee a return on investment.