Wellbeing Coaches Help You Manage Job Searches

Technical assistance and emotional support for a grueling process

It’s a commonplace complaint that “Looking for a job is a full-time occupation.” So, if you’re discontented with your current position, you’re going to feel like you’re working double-duty until you make a successful transition. Your pursuit can be even more frustrating due to the digital submission-and-selection process that leaves so many applicants shaking their heads. And, if you’re lucky enough to get an interview, how do you prepare effectively? For many job seekers, the impersonal and confounding process can lead to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion long before they’ve landed the job they want. But when you partner with a Wellbeing Coach, you can eliminate much of the mystery from your job search and go to your interviews fully prepared and confident.

Mastering the tricks of the job search trade

In this digital age, the way people search for a job and get hired has changed radically. If you haven’t looked for a job in a while, you’ve got a huge learning curve to master before you even get your foot in the door for an interview. For example, when you submit your resume electronically, you not only have to have the qualifications for the job, but you’ve got to have a sophisticated level of keyword optimization to catch the cyber eye of the computer algorithm the company is using to flag candidates.

A Wellbeing Coach can enhance your job search with technical know-how for a range of tasks:

  • Identifying the right companies and positions for your skill set
  • Optimizing your resume
  • Finding the right job websites
  • Leveraging your social network
  • Leveraging your alumni networks
  • Managing your online image

In this digital age, you have to be especially conscious of how your use of social networking can enhance your job search or make you a toxic hire. Before you begin, it’s important to take a complete inventory of your social network accounts, clean up any questionable posts, and adjust your privacy settings accordingly.

Prepping for your job interview

When you have a job interview, it’s important to make the best authentic impression possible. Naturally, you want to be a little early and to dress sharp. But once you’re in the room, what should you expect? You are probably not going to get enough real interviews to become comfortable through trial and error. And, if your interviews are few and far between, each will be more pressure-packed than the last. Fortunately, a Wellbeing Coach can work with you to improve your interview skills and put you at greater ease by introducing you to a variety of scenarios that could come up. When you go to your interview, you’ll know:

  • Questions you should ask
  • Questions you should never ask
  • The history and culture of the company
  • “Off-the-wall” questions an interviewer might ask

A coach can also help you with your body language, relaxation, eye contact, vocal issues, appropriate language, listening, and other interview skills.

Then, after your interview, your coach can help you reconstruct and analyze your performance, further refining your skills for the next time around. Over time, you’ll find yourself becoming more confident, relaxed and personable. You’ll be able to express enthusiasm for the position without sounding desperate. It won’t be long before your coaching pays off, and you land the job you’ve had your sights on.

Consult a certified Wellbeing Coach to improve your job search

Looking for a job can be frustrating, exhausting and demoralizing. But, when you partner with a Wellbeing Coach, you get the technical assistance and emotional support you need to overcome all obstacles. Contact a coach today.