NewsLocal News / November 8, 2013

Job Search Stuck? Hire a Coach

Unemployment figures continue to rise. If your job search isn't panning out maybe it's time to hire a coach. 2013-11-08T00:00:00-05:00

   The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, but unemployment figures also went up from the month before.  Many Hoosiers find themselves looking for work and getting stuck in the search.  

Indianapolis based jobs consultant Marcia Newman says one way to improve your effort is to hire a coach.   

“If it’s a business situation someone may have an issue with a co-worker, or they’ve been given a mandate by a boss to make improvements,” Newman said.  “Athletes and entertainers use coaches to help them reach peak performance so why not the average worker?”  

She says a good coach makes you aware of parts of your personality or career that you aren’t able to see.   

“A coach won’t solve your problem. If you have a problem you go to a therapist," Newman said.  "A coach is someone who helps direct what you already know is inside of yourself but just hasn’t yet been discovered.”

Newman recommends talking to several coaches before making a decision who to hire.  Many will offer a free meeting to take an inventory of your situation and priorities.    



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