Have you been in a situation on the weekend and your AC goes out in July or you are having a birthday party at your house and the toilet overflows? You try to investigate what happened and see if you can fix it “real quick” in case it is something minor. But, you quickly realize this job is too “big” for you because you don’t have expert knowledge to diagnose the problem -you are dealing with Google and Youtube knowledge. And it’s not enough. You gotta break down, spend the money and call the plumber-an expert!

Figuring things out in your career can be the exact same way. Deciding to make a career move can be very difficult, but actually executing that career move is the real challenge. Many people want to land their dream job, but they keep hitting their head into a brick wall and get nowhere. What they don’t realize is most of those barriers can be overcome with the help of a career coach! It’s time to call in an expert.

Here are the top 3 reasons you should consider hiring a career coach: 

1. Get to your end result faster and more effectively

You’ve spent years, maybe even decades in a career that is not ideal for you and now you’re finally ready for a change. You have tried everything you know but yet you are in the same cube as you were last year.

 A career coach can help you get to your dream career faster. Your career coach can help you figure out where you are going and how to get there in the most efficient and time effective way.

2. You can spend less time guessing and more time doing 

Having an expert in your corner eliminates the constant need for trial and error. The right career coach will be tried and true, meaning they know how to help you figure out how to get from where you are to where you want to be. They know which strategy to use at the right time with the right person. As a result, you’ll spend less time spinning your wheels and more time making real progress.

3. It’s time to make a real investment if you want a real return

If you are ready to truly level up in your career and get that promotion with the increase you want, it’s time to invest. You can’t apply your interview game and your resume from college to these job streets in 2021. The competition is fierce and you have to be able to stand out in a sea of job seekers with the same title and degree you have. It’s worth the investment in getting help from an expert to achieve the next level success you are looking for. If you are trying to make a wholesale career change to a new career, you definitely need to invest in the right career coach who can help you identify your transferable skills and help you pinpoint the right career options for your next move.

Sometimes, it’s just not worth it to save a few dollars if it means it adds another year to you being miserable in your career. If you’ve been trying it on your own, and you’re still not getting results, call an expert!

Barbara Mason is a career consultant that brings over 20 years Human Resources experience and has been in senior level roles for Fortune 500 companies. She is the owner and CEO of Career Pathways Consulting and her passion is helping career professionals stay, flow, or go in their career.

To learn more about working with her, visit www.careerpathwaysconsulting.com.

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