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Career coaching has been growing in popularity in recent years and more people are opening their own businesses as career coaches all the time. How do you know if career coaches are actually worth the time and money you have to invest to work with them?
Katherine Reynolds Lewis of CNN Money tries to answer that question. She writes:
“As the industry has grown, so have concerns that some coaches don’t have the credentials or experience needed to truly help their clients, given that the profession isn’t regulated in the way that psychology, social work, or even accounting are. Career coaching may not be quite as prone to hucksters as life coaching is, but there’s still the potential for exploitation, harm, or simply a waste of time and money.”
Katherine shares four pitfalls of career coaches, so you can have a positive experience. Here are her four signs that a career coach won’t work for you:
- You don’t have a ‘coachable’ issue.
- You’re with the wrong coach.
- Your ground rules, payment expectations, and expected timeframe are unclear.
- You can’t or won’t put in the necessary work.
Get the details: Career coaches: When are they worth their salt? via management.fortune.cnn.com