When we see a price tag on something that is high value it’s common to think ‘can I afford it?’ However it’s wise to think in terms of investment.
If you really understand that something can substantially enhance and change your career you’ll find the way to fund it. Logic says, your career depends on how much you’re willing to invest in it in terms of training, time, energy and resources. The more you invest the more return on investment you can expect. That’s math. Top people around the world keep investing in their development and growth which increases their value on today’s very competitive job market. Most people make the mistake of only looking at the price tag. This is the wrong approach. After all, your career coach may be able to shave months off of your job search.
Many people stuck in a job rut (wrong job, no job, unfulfilling job, maximum stress job) report spending large sums of money on psychotherapy or remedies to treat psychosomatic or chronic physical conditions. If you’re frustrated, stressed or unhappy at work, career coaching is one of the most direct – and most cost-effective – routes to resolving these underlying issues.
Consider this; the consequences of making the wrong career move can quickly multiply. Moving from one job to the next, only to realize that it, too, is wrong, leaves you looking for the next one. Without taking the time to figure out why any of the jobs were the wrong fit, you’ll very likely land in another mismatched role. Before you know it, you’ve made two or three career moves in a short time and this really jeopardizes your personal brand as well as your opportunities for advancement. Career coaching helps you to avoid falling into such traps, so saves you time, money and energy.
While you can get some value from a single career coaching session, the real benefit of hiring a career coach is harvested through an ongoing relationship aimed at achieving your goals and creating long-term positive change in your life. If you are thinking about hiring a career coach, it’s important that you are ready to put in the time, energy, and investment into it and be willing to do the work required of you.
Remember; never think of a career coach, or training programme as a cost.
Think of it as an investment.
Calculate the benefits of that investment intelligently. And you could reap career rewards sooner than you think!