By Perminus Wainaina
I’ve always given this story…
I never started out in HR. My background was always in accounting something I enjoyed doing until realized that I had another untapped passion.
And that was in HR and recruitment. Making the transition was not easy. I had to quit a well-paying Accounting job in order to pursue my dream.
9 years later, I do not regret making that decision. However, all these would not have been possible had I not gotten a career counselor to show me the way.
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Career counselling not only enabled me to start off on the right foot in my HR Career, but also to get a clear roadmaps of success.
Perhaps you are in a similar situation where you either want to change careers or you simply want to grow in the one that you are in but you feel stuck.
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You want to get a professional who is going to create and show you the way so that you can finally start making the right career moves.
And that is what I want you and I to look at today.
Here are 3 significant ways career mentorship can help you achieve great breakthroughs…
- Goal – setting
In all my years as a certified career coach, I have noted that 8 out 10 of my career coaching clients do not have clearly set goals for their careers.
Either they are not sure where they want to be career wise or they have never been able to meet the goals they have already set.
During my coaching sessions, this is one area I spend a lot of time because if your goal is not clear, neither will be your career.
Career counselling will enable you to set SMART goals that will give your career meaning and purpose.
From these goals, you will have clarity on where you want your career to be and together we will come up with a strategy to get there.
The session enables you to have a clear and practical road-map that will act as you blueprint for career breakthrough and success.
- Your personality strengths and how to maximize on them
Did you know that your personality has the ability to progress or hinder your career?
Yes, who you are as a person has the potential to determine success.
What do I mean by this? I have listened to professionals who during a career mentorship class disclosed how certain elements of their personality were holding them back.
They also did not know how to leverage on their strengths at work.
And this is why I cover this bit comprehensively through the career counselling session.
Through taking a detailed and authentic personality test, you discover your strengths especially in areas such as leadership, communication, management, team work and so on.
You learn how to start maximizing on your strengths especially in your career as well as gain practical and effective ways to starting improving on your weaknesses.
- Becoming the professional you desire to be
Now that you have figured out your goals, your personality, what’s holding you back, it’s now time to transition into the personal you want to be.
Your career mentor does not stop guiding you with one session. The support and mentorship is all rounded to ensure that you actually start making the right steps for your career.
The on-going support will ensure that you are continually achieving your short and long term goals in the specified timelines.
Your career coach acts as your life-long accountability partner; making sure that you remain committed.
By so doing, you will gradually see the positive career achievements and breakthroughs you will start experiencing.
To get something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done…
The truth in the above saying holds a lot of truth.
If you finally want to take your career to the next level and you’ve never had a career mentor, take the first step today.
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