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Of course, we all think about quitting our jobs from time to time, but sometimes it is more than a passing feeling. As a career coach, usually my clients come to me when they have reached the conclusion it is time to move on. Here are 7 signs it might be time for you to quit your job:
So, you want to increase job satisfaction? But you are wondering how to go about doing it and are considering hiring a career coach. What can you expect from hiring a career coach?
Lately I’ve been getting questions at my career coaching practice about what recruiters are looking for in a candidate. Said differently, how to get an interview and get hired. I’ve hired a lot of people, so let me provide a bit of context on how this process works (for a mid-size to large company) and what I (as a hiring manager rather than a career coach) tend to think about.
I had a career coaching client recently who reached out to me because he was convinced that he had a resume problem. He was talented, had a promising track record in business and had recently gotten his law degree. Yet his confidence was shot after a stream of rejections and he was now looking at opportunities well below his skill level.
While I was a student at Harvard Business School I was lucky enough to get into a class called “Management in Perspective.” Surprisingly, that class had tremendous impact on my life, and my desire to become a career coach in San Diego. It was a really simple class: the professor would bring in some of the most successful alumni the school has, and we as students could ask them anything at all.
Over the years, I’ve been asked dozens of times whether someone should apply for a position that recently opened. Generally speaking, these can be very attractive opportunities, but there are several questions you need to ask yourself first.
Many, many of us have a hard time saying No. It can be hard to say No at work, hard to say No to friends, hard to say No to family… I know that for me it is. I have always been a people pleaser by nature.