Coaches Can Bring A Lot of Insight to a Student’s Career Path
By Tyng Kam, Stride Career Prep Success Coach
Career coaches are experts in helping you to identify careers that match your personality and strengths. And, high school is a crucial time for every student to decide on their future career trajectory. Here are the top 4 reasons you can benefit from working with a career coach at Stride:
To help you establish a career path based on your strengths.
Everyone has some interests and is naturally good at some things. A coach can help you discover careers that match your personality, your natural abilities, and your strengths. Career coaches typically have many years of professional experience and possess active knowledge of the job market. These experiences allow coaches to clear any doubts about your career options, and help you make an informed decision about your career interests. And, if you are curious to learn more about discovering your own strengths, be sure to check out this article on Stride about “5 Ways To Find Your Strengths.”
To help you discover your value and build confidence for future career choices.
A big part of coaching is to help the individual discover their value. A coach offers you an outsider’s perspective, and helps identify your strengths and any abilities that make you stand out. Students typically develop a stronger sense of confidence for the future, once they recognize their value.
To help you navigate through challenging career and college application decisions.
Deciding on your future career direction, and researching for the right college majors involved, is a complicated process for students. While family and friends can be a good resource for information and support, they are not always the best option. This is simply because they’re often biased, and tend to tell you what you want to hear. Meanwhile, a career coach has a more objective view.
To help you land your first internship.
Many high school students are lost when it comes to searching for their first internship or job. A career coach develops a job search strategy with you, and directs you to relevant resources. Additionally, career coaches are expert resume writers. Students are often very excited when they receive their first resume from our coaches at Stride Career Prep.
There are many benefits to working with a career coach. Think about how most professional athletes depend on their coaches to achieve success, and now imagine what a qualified career coach can do to help you!
If you are a Career Prep student, did you know you can get up to 5 free 1:1 coaching sessions with a Stride Career Prep Success Coach? Visit here to learn more.
If you aren’t a Career Prep student, that’s ok, you can still get access to live coaching weekly on Wednesdays at 1pm Eastern on Instagram, follow us for updates and more career tips!