Career Transition Coach in Charlotte, Matthews NC
While career changes are common in people of all ages, as their values or interests shift, the average age at which an individual will make a significant career change is 39 years old. Meet Carolyn Powell at Reaching Resolution and get help in navigating a new career path. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are located at 9719 Northeast Parkway, Suite 100 Matthews NC 28105.
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Changing careers, even more than once, is very common as we develop and learn new skills and want to experience different challenges and environments. However, this career transition phase can be tricky or confusing to navigate as there seems to be an endless number of potential career opportunities that continues to grow every day. A career transition coach will work with you to narrow down this search and prepare you for the right careers moving forward, supporting you throughout this transition process.
A career transition coach is a professional, sometimes a therapist or counselor that has specialized in career transitions and works with patients who are wanting to make a significant change in their careers. Any major life changes such as career transitions require knowledge regarding what you are looking for moving forward, including any specific goals or values to which you wish to adhere, as well as being aware of your own skills and weaknesses moving forward. A career transition coach will guide you through the process of exploring all potential career options, identifying where you hope to see yourself both short and long-term, and how to best prepare for these upcoming changes. They will also be able to help you review any possible networking events, potential good contacts, how to establish and develop new contacts, and how to maintain priorities to get help you find the right career path for you.
There are several different ways for which individuals can healthily approach a career transition, but a career transition coach will be able to help determine which components of a career transition the individual requires a bit more support with and can make the wide array of tasks or things to keep in mind throughout this transition a bit more organized and approachable. Some components of a career transition that will likely be covered at some point include identifying the skills that the individual has, along with the skills that they may lack and the skills that their new career opportunities may require, how to develop new skills, consider how this career transition may affect other aspects of their life, how to leave their current job, and how to establish a new network moving forward. Once all of this has been established, the individual will need to create their new resume to highlight any new relevant skills and may want to brush up on interpersonal and interview skills to help them land a job in their new career.
On average, it will likely take an individual between 6 to 18 months to completely change careers from quitting the previous career to establishing themselves in the new career. However, this timeline can shift a bit depending on how different this new career is, how many new skills the individual must learn before entering the new career, and if any formal education is required to move forward. There may also be some aspect of trial and error as the individual determines whether a specific career is the right transition or fit for them. There are a lot of different components to keep in mind when making a significant career change, making a swift transition hard to come by without the proper professional support. A career transition coach will be able to maintain organization during the transition period and help to identify a more accurate timeline for how long it may take for an individual to be fully transitioned into their new career.
Most individuals will choose to undergo a career change for a variety of reasons, often including valuing a healthier work-life balance or increased work flexibility, especially as they start to settle down, find new hobbies, or start a family. It is also common for individuals to reach a certain point in their career after they have been there for several years, to start to feel less interested in that particular field of work or as if they are stagnant in their career. Someone may also choose to change careers simply because they want new, exciting challenges or their values no longer align with that of the career they chose when they were younger. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 9719 Northeast Parkway, Suite 100 Matthews NC 28105. We serve patients from Matthews NC, Charlotte NC, Waxhaw NC, Midland NC, Fairview NC, Monroe NC, Mint Hill NC, Indian Trail NC, Pineville NC, and Stallings NC.