What is a Career Coach?:
A career coach is a person who will help you attain your career and employment goals. A career coach, may or may not, be a certified career counselor. In many locations, accreditation is not required to provide career coaching services.
How a Career Coach Can Help:
A career coach can help with identifying and exploring career options, selecting career choices, focusing and targeting a job search, and with helping you through the job search process.
How Much Does a Career Coach Charge:
Expect to pay at least $50/hour for a career coach. Some career coaches will charge up to $150 -$200/hour.
How to Select a Career Coach:
Review the National Career Development Association Guidelines for Selecting a Career Counselor
, keeping in mind that the career coach / counselor you select should be qualified and should provide you with information on fees and services.
Where to Find a Career Coach:
Consult the National Career Development Association
or other organizations that certify career professionals to locate a qualified career coach. If you're a college graduate check with your career office. Also ask friends, colleagues and relatives for referrals.