Why a Guy Like Joe Needs a Career Coach
WHY A GUY LIKE JOE NEEDS A CAREER COACH
Joe is out of a job. He needs work. How does an "ordinary
Joe" find a new job?
First, he stoically tells only his intimate circle and family that
he needs a job.
Next, he half-heartedly looks in the local newspaper to find
something he can do. (Not only does he not find anything
in the newspaper to apply for, he is stumped about WHAT
to apply for in the first place). It looks like Joe needs a
Joe, again seeks out information from his immediate
circle of intimates. No one knows of anyone that can
help him with the details of finding a new job. By a fluke,
someone refers him to his local community college. Golly,
he goes there and finds out that the counseling center
has people on staff that can work with the public to find
Joe has found, by chance, a person who will help him with
finding a job. That staff/expert at the community college
does this. First, he takes some assessment tests that
are reasonable in price. He is astonished that he does
have special knowledge in a few fields and his skills are
ones that employers want.
His new found "coach" is trained to help him with some
of his personal problems associated with job loss, such as
low self esteem and poor communication skills, plus a
lack of specific job goals.
Joe is not unique in his floundering and coping with job
loss. He is everyman. Joe is lucky. He found someone
to help him find a job. Someone who takes him seriously
as a person and will help him answer some of his vexing
questiions about himself and his work future.
About the Author: Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
Certified Job & Career Transition Coach
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