How coaching can help you tap into your inner wisdom for empowering career choices
The traditional approach to finding your next role
When people think about their next career move, they often look for roles which they know they can do, and will provide a step along an existing career path. They go through job agencies or look at existing advertised roles, decide to apply, and then enter the formal recruitment process. This is a perfectly valid approach, and is an important part of job-seeking. It can be greatly beneficial when you connect with many expert recruiters we have in New Zealand. However there are drawbacks if you use only this approach to find your next role. The drawbacks are:
- It is passive – a person waits for an advertised role, and allows other people to reject or accept them. This creates feelings of ‘stuckness’ and even powerlessness in some people.
- It is competitive, which adds an extra element of stress during times of change.
- It takes people down a path they are already on, which reduces opportunities to grow and maximise skills – without realising it, people get more of the same, which includes both the things they liked and didn’t like about their past roles.
- It reinforces the artificial separation of work/life.
- It creates confusion in people who are good at many things, as it means they can perform a wide variety of roles. This can put them out of touch with what they truly want as part of a fulfilling career.
In short, it is old fashioned to just wait and apply for roles. It disadvantages you. There is so much more you can do to get the job and life you want, while you are waiting for those roles to come up. This is where support from a coach can help you. Continue reading