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Do you really want to quit? Or could you love your job again?

Career coaching: It’s not just for career change

It’s probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of career coaching; that you only need a career coach when you want help to change your career. And yes, absolutely, it can help you do that successfully. However, I work with many clients who often come to coaching because they are simply feeling unhappy at work and just want to fix it.  

Unhappy at work?

Clients may come to career coaching with a variety of problems. These work dilemmas could be caused by all sorts of factors. Sometimes it’s to do with people at work, sometimes it’s about work culture or fitting in, and in some cases it’s about tasks or responsibilities. Perhaps the way they feel they are being treated or responded to in the workplace is causing a problem, or quite often, individuals may not be able to quite put their finger on what is causing their unrest. 

This is where career coaching can help

Having a safe, confidential and impartial space to talk about what you are going through with a professional can help ease the burden tremendously. Through the coaching process you are able to unpack the issues and work through them. This means you can explore new approaches to tackle the problems. You can then discover and try out new ways forward to navigate through your challenges. 

Start to love your job again

Many times I see clients who have been thinking very seriously about leaving their job. Through career coaching they start to feel more in control, settled and happier at work. And ultimately they may discover they did not want to leave their job at all.

Of course, some individuals, given the appropriate time and space to explore their work challenges – in a balanced and objective manner, may decide it is time to move on. On the other hand, I see so many clients who have told me they are starting to love their job again after resolving their work dilemma through career coaching. 

I guess what I really wanted to explain here is that career coaching is not just about career change or getting a new role. It can definitely support you through difficult times at work. The aim is to help you find a new way forward to a happier work life, and yes, perhaps you too could start to love your job again!

If you would like to find out more about how career coaching can help you, we’d love to hear from you.

Author: Zoe Hendricks (MA CEd & C, RCDP MCDI)  

Founder & Lead Coach at WorkClever Careers

Career coach, Outplacement, Redundancy

Making redundancies? How do you help employees on the way out?

It’s a tough time for HR. Every day we hear of more companies forced by the Coronavirus pandemic to reduce their workforce, make redundancies or furlough staff.  HR professionals are often at the coal face of difficult organisational change, rolling out challenging HR procedures and facilitating tricky, but necessary conversations with colleagues. This is the tough side to the profession, delivering bad news to those on the receiving end of redundancy or job change can be difficult to manage positively. A gloomy outlook on the current labour market can leave those affected uncertain of finding alternative employment.

To tackle this, career development experts at WorkClever Careers have launched a remote Employee Career Support Triage service in partnership with organisations, to pick up the critical personal support for employees at the point where the company has to leave.

A one-to-one video call with a qualified career coach, provides a friendly, professional ear and a qualified helping hand to offer timely and effective careers advice, guidance and information to affected individuals. Using a solution focused approach, Employee Career Support Triage helps employees to positively manage change to their personal work situation and is tailored to each individual to provides practical advice and guidance around coping with change and finding new work.   

An employee facing redundancy explains, “I was feeling quite down about losing my job, so this couldn’t have come at a better time – the session really helped me get things off my chest, put things into perspective and I do feel a lot more hopeful now. I found the job searching and CV advice very useful, as it’s been a while since I have had to look for another job”

Founder and Lead Coach at WorkClever Careers, Zoe Hendricks comments, “Helping employees on the way out can enable HR professionals to truly offer independent and professional support to those that need it. Businesses who support employees at this most vulnerable time can positively manage organisational workforce change and protect their valuable employer brand”.

Discover more about the Employee Career Support Triage service or contact careers@workclever.co.uk 

WorkClever Careers provide expert careers advice, information, guidance and coaching for individuals who need to solve a career dilemma. If you are an individual who needs some careers support, find out more about how we can help you or get in touch now.