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Career Counselor vs. Career Coach: What’s The Difference?

Career Counselor vs. Career Coach_ What’s The Difference_

Struggling to find your life’s work? Wondering what you are best suited for based on your skills and experience? As children we dream big, imagining a wonderful successful life where we can be anything and everything. All too often, as we plod through post-secondary we are taught, unfortunately, that we have limitations. When we reach […]

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Does a Career Coach Actually Help You Find a Job?

Does a Career Coach Actually Help You Find a Job_

Working with a career coach can help you accelerate your job search and increase your chances of success. So who will benefit from a career coach? How do I choose a career coach? And finally, what are the benefits of working with a career coach? Let’s break it down.

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The Great Debate: Career Coach vs. Recruiter

The Great Debate: Career Coach vs Recruiter

If you feel stuck somewhere in the job-search process, seeking advice and support from an expert is a great option. So, when should you start looking for assistance? And who is the right one to guide you to career nirvana? A career coach and a recruiter, also known as a headhunter, are two professionals that are equipped with the tools to get you a job. So which one should you hire? Let’s take a look at the differences between the two.

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What to Consider When Hiring a Career Coach

Ready to hire a career coach? Here’s what you need to know to find the right coach for your situation. Hiring a coach to assist and support you in your career can be one of the wisest investments you’ll make in today’s ever-changing world of work. Depending on your needs, you might find that coaching […]

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Do Career Coaches Offer Guidance or Advice?

Do Career Coaches Offer Guidance or Advice?

Ever have a friend ask you for advice about work or relationships or even something as specific as which dentist to go to? Have you ever asked a friend or anyone for advice or guidance? Sure you have—who hasn’t? Advice is a common commodity; sometimes wonderful, other times unasked for and unwelcome. But when it comes to professional career coaches, do you expect them to give you advice? Do you want a coach to tell you directly what you should do for your career or which job to take? Let’s take a look at different scenarios where both guidance and advice is suitable.

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What Training do Career Coaches Have?

Career Coach Training

Career coach training is as varied as coaches themselves. The coaching industry is not regulated. Whether someone has taken a one-year course, a weekend online course or no training at all, they can legally call themselves a career, business or life coach. Coach Mary Kruger explains the different types of coach training programs, assessment tools and job search techniques to help you make an educated decision when hiring a career coach.

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Top 5 Signs You Need a Career Coach

Top 5 Signs You Need a Career Coach

It doesn’t matter if someone is laid off, fired or just sick of their current job, the time to get a career coach is when you’re not making progress in finding the dream career you truly want. Based on her experience working with hundreds of clients, coach Kathleen Murray shares with us the top 5 signs you need to hire a career coach.

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Career Coach vs Headhunter: What is the Difference?

Career Coach vs. Headhunter: What's the Difference?

Along the curious road of a job search, job seekers have the opportunity to collaborate with career coaches as well as headhunters, also known as recruiters. Coach Lynden Kidd lays out the differences between the two and explains why a multi-pronged approach is essential in your job hunt.

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Career Coach vs Executive Coach: What’s the Difference?

Career Coach vs. Executive Coach: What's the Difference?

Are you struggling to figure out your next career move? Maybe you are a manager or business leader and want to feel more confident in your leadership? Perhaps it’s a bit of both. If so, coaching is a wise investment. Understanding the different types of coaches out there and deciding what kind of coach you […]

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Local vs Non-Local Career Coach: Why Location Doesn’t Matter

Local vs Non-Local Career Coach: Which is a Better Choice?

I see so many people asking specifically for career coaches in their geographic area. Which is understandable because we naturally want to meet people face-to-face, especially if we are hiring them for something as potentially life-changing as career coaching. And while I can appreciate this, with technology today, a non-local coach can be just as, if […]

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