Could career coaching be for you? Whether you're navigating a job search after redundancy or aiming to rebuild your confidence after a career break, discover how career coaching can empower you on your professional journey.
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‘Career coaching’ it's a term we’ve often come across, yet many of us aren’t sure of the benefits it can offer us. Perhaps, it’s because your professional journey is on the right track, or maybe you’re not sure how it can elevate your career. Here we take a closer look at what is really is, how it can benefit your life and what we offer.
Career coaching involves having a career coach; somebody you can turn to, who listens to you and helps you identify your career goals and how to achieve them.
caba’s career coaching is strictly confidential and takes place remotely online and sessions may occur once a month or more frequently, depending on your goals and if there are any particular timescales you’re working to.
Most career coaching services initially involves asking you lots of questions yourself. This enables your coach to quickly get to know and understand you before making a plan.
It’s also not uncommon for career coaches to focus in on the finer details too, using techniques such as body language-reading exercises and CV algorithm checkers.
Generally speaking, when you get in contact with a caba career coach, they will spend a lot of time initially listening to you and getting to know you. They’ll then use this insight to work with you to develop a personalised programme that meets your requirements.
They’re professionally trained individuals, who work with you to provide support and direction they need in relation to your career. You might find some career coaches may specialise in certain sectors or use specific development and training methods.
Ultimately, a career coach works with clients to progress their career which, in turn, can help make their life feel more fulfilling over time.
We have a range of experienced career coaches that you can choose to work with. Who all have their own specialized set of skills that can be matched to meet your needs. Find out a bit more about them here:
"Career coaching helped me rebuild my CV and changed how I present myself and my skills."
You might be keen to get back to work after taking a career break or redundancy. Or you might be struggling at work and want to learn how cope with the challenges you face.
Having a career coach by your side, who supports you behind the scenes and wants you to succeed as much as you want to succeed, can be beneficial on multiple levels.
The benefits of career coaching are vast and include:
1. Balancing work and personal life.
2. Improving time management.
3. Banishing imposter syndrome.
4. CV checking and interview practices.
5. Building assertiveness and confidence.
6. Improving relationships at work and/or home.
7. Transitioning from one life stage to another, e.g. from student to a qualified accountant.
8. Developing a growth mindset.
9. Dealing with conflict more effectively.
Speak to one of our friendly support officers, who will talk you through the process and answer any initial questions you may have.
We support past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), ACA students, ICAEW staff members, and the family and carers of members and students.
You can find out more about our available support both in the UK and around the world on our support we offer page.
If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.
*Please note none of our other services are means-tested.