It's so easy now just to job hunt and apply to any job possible but you're not going to get anywhere from that. And you're not going to find the fulfilment you get when you find your dream career.
It worked. During 2020 Chandni became the youngest manager across the East Midlands tackling trafficking and modern slavery. Earlier this year, she once again used the skills from her sessions to land her current role, managing a housing and outreach project. She started in April and was promoted in June. Now she’s planning on going back for more coaching sessions. "I still want to develop. So I’ve thought about going back to Judy, maybe in a year or so, after I’ve really settled into my current position and I’m ready to move on, when I’ve got the skills to develop a little bit more to understand where I want to go from here."
You need to make sure that you connect with the person in the first or second session. You should feel like they're going to be able to support you and their energy matches yours.
After completing her career coaching training course, Patri – who has already started practising her sessions with her sisters – believes a good connection with a client is key. It’s a point she stresses for anyone thinking of seeing a career coach. "You need to make sure that you do connect with the person in the first or second session," she advises. "Otherwise, there’s no point in paying that amount of money if you’re not really sure that it’s going to be for you. You should feel like they’re going to be able to support you and their energy matches yours."
Like Patri, Chandni believes her sessions have been invaluable. "I’ve used it through three interviews … It’s just the price versus benefit." It definitely seems to be a consensus between the two women, as Chandni proclaims: "It’s almost a cliché thing to say but it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done for myself." So seeing a career coach can be a great thing. Just make sure you do your research first.