Career coaches are experts in skills such as career planning, resume building, negotiation and interviewing. While you may only search for a new gig or switch careers a handful times in your life, these professionals are up to date with current hiring practices because they're constantly working to help job seekers
These professionals understand how to pinpoint the best aspects of your professional experience and market it in the most attractive way possible to potential employers. An important needs analysis provides a foundation for the Career Coach to put a well crafted plan together. The plan can involve career planning, building a winning resume, practice with specialized interview questions and recorded mock interviews.
Similar to the fees many professionals charge, the cost of hiring a career coach varies depending on the coach's experience and credentials. Generally, career coaches charge $100 to $150 per hour.
When you're a teen preparing for a job interview, it can be a stressful experience. Basically it is unknown territory. Some teens have no problem interviewing, articulating their strengths, addressing weaknesses and maneuvering through the entire hiring process, others may find it extremely difficult and intimidating.
What if the teen is desperately shy and has learning and thinking differences? Interviewing requires certain skills that may be weak, such as listening, comprehension or focus. After a teen finishes an interview, most often they will comment they thought it went well. Only later to discover they did not get the job and have no idea why? How many teens are self-aware?