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You may be wondering if you need a career coach and if the investment is worth it in the end.  I'll provide information from Muse.com and address some frequently asked questions to help you decide if a career coach is right for you.

A Career Coach Can Personalize Your Career Plan

Per the Muse.com, Professional career coaches are skilled and trained in helping you create a personalized plan designed to meet your goals. So, while you can definitely unearth a ton of great material online—resume templatescover letter tips, sample interview questions—you’ll get advice and information tailored specifically to your needs when you work with an expert.

Following a thorough assessment of your strengths, he or she will typically guide you through a series of questions about your unique situation to make sure you have a strong understanding of why you’re unhappy in your current role or why you might prefer a large company over a small startup. A good one will help you put into words not only what your goals are but how you can best achieve them.

A Career Coach Can’t Instantly Get You a Job

Career coaches are not magicians; they don’t promise you’ll be hired after an interview, and they don’t guarantee job placement. I can’t stress this point enough: The results of your sessions depend on the effort you devote to the process.  This person is an ally, a trained professional who is familiar with your situation and dedicated to your success. He or she is there to help you identify goals, find or rekindle your passion, give you a competitive edge in your job search—with expert advice on crafting an excellent resume and cover letter—boost your confidence, and enable you to move forward in your career. If it’s a new job you’re after, your advisor will set you on the path to obtaining it.
 

Hiring a coach does come with a price tag, but the long-term benefits it can reap will hopefully make you happy that you invested. We are talking about your career after all, the next 40 or so years of your life!

Source:  www.muse.com

Can a career coach get me a job?
Simply put, no.  My job, as your career coach, is to help you build your brand, understand what you bring to the table, and package your brand for presentation to potential employer.
How do I choose a career coach?
The foundation of what we do is not that different from career coach to career coach; our style and how we coach is what will differ.  Choose a coach that fits what you are looking for and who you can connect with and feel comfortable with. Choose someone who you can build a trusting relationship with.  Ask questions of the coach to determine if they are right for you.  Coaching is my passion and I am driven by my ability to help others on their career journey. Helping and coaching others is at the foundation of who I am.  
How much should I pay a career coach and is it worth the cost?
Career coaches range services provided and prices that they charge.  I have seen career coach prices from $100 to upwards of $1,000.00.  Working with a career coach is an investment in yourself and your goals and your budget may be the driver for what you pay.  
Should I hire a certified coach?
A career coach does not have to be certified.  Many coaches have lots of work experience and coaching experience that they have gained over the years and are well equipped to work with you.  I decided to pursue the CCSP (Certified Career Service Provider) certification and with that 120 hours of training and successfully completing the certification process. I have gained even more knowledge as well as resources that I will be able to share with you, my client.
How is your career coaching service structured?
My service is a 3 tiered service where we will focus on your strengths, create a personal statement, discover your career interests, and develop a career plan of action. I also offer Interview Coaching, and write resumes.