Make a Difference and Become a 50+ Career Coach

The coaching industry provides opportunities for many different niches – being a 50+ career coach is one of those niches. It’s also one that has a huge, untapped market – one that you should consider tapping if career coaching is your gig. Aging Baby Boomers are a Large Target Market According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 13% of Americans are between 55 and 64, and 15% are 65 and over. Add in those people between 50 and 54, and you have about one-third of all Americans who are 50 and … [Read more...]

How to Become a Career Counselor

Do you want to become a career counselor and help people change their lives? Do you have a passion for helping others and believe you could help them find outcomes that will enhance their career choices? If so, becoming a career counselor might be the right career choice for you. Do You Have a Passion? Do you desire to become a coach or counselor? Counseling is a tough gig if you don’t have a burning passion for it. If you have a passion for helping others create a better future for … [Read more...]

4 Career Coach Books for Your Christmas Wish List

Career coach books are a great way to acquire additional knowledge to help your career coaching practice. More knowledge means you will have more skills to use when helping find outcomes for your clients. Look for Books Written for Individuals Not Coaches Coaches tend to scour Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or bookstores for books written specifically for coaches. These books are written to help coaches refine their skills, learn new tools and knowledge, and boost their abilities to help … [Read more...]

Measuring the Effectiveness of Career Coaching Success

How do you measure the effectiveness of career coaching success? How do you measure any level of success? Do you look at your bank account? The number of clients you have? Your client retention rate? The length of your career? Your Yelp reviews? 3 Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of Career Coaching Success Money For many coaches, the true measure of the effectiveness of your coaching and success is income. Are you making six figures or more? Do you have a stable income flow that … [Read more...]

Acing Your Job Interview with these Career Coach Interview Questions

Hopefully in your career coaching practice you are working with your clients on career coach interview questions. These are questions that a job applicant can ask an interviewer that will make them sound more articulate, more educated, and more interested in the job. Practice Both Answers and Questions with Your Career Coach Clients A career coach can help clients identify goals, prepare for an interview, help clients get to know themselves better, and create a plan for achieving both … [Read more...]

What is Career Coaching and Why Do People Hire Career Coaches?

What is career coaching and why do people hire career coaches? If you become a career coach, is there a large target market waiting for your services? Will you become rich working as a career coach? Is the career coaching industry hot right now? Questions About Career Coaching You're thinking about becoming a coach and asking questions before jumping into the field. You are trying to do your due diligence before you sign up with a coaching program or switching careers and staking your … [Read more...]

How to Become a Career Counselor

If you want to become a career counselor the path usually starts with education, and goes back as far as high school. You need a high school diploma, a college degree ( majoring in psychology or something similar is best), and perhaps even a graduate degree. But, wait, what if I don't have all those degrees, you ask? If these still hope for me to become a career counselor? It's going to be much harder to get into this field without degrees. But, lets assume you made it through high … [Read more...]

Career Coaching Skills for Supervisors Can Mean More Clients For You

Career coaching skills for supervisors are important because one of the most important yet misunderstood tasks for supervisors is to be able to coach their employees. They should be able to coach them about leadership, teamwork, and other aspects of the work environment. But, even if supervisors are cognizant of the benefits of coaching, they don't usually think about the careers of their employees. What are  Career Coaching Skills? The skills needed for a career coach are varied and … [Read more...]

The Career Coach Institute and Your New Career Coaching Business

The Career Coach Institute, founded by Marcia Bench in 2001, has become one of the most reputable career coaching institutes in the world. She combines career development knowledge with coaching to create a premier institute for career coach training and certification. She can help individuals with their careers, provide useful tools for small businesses, or help train and certify new career coaches. The CCI is one of hundreds of career coaching program around the country, so there are … [Read more...]

A Niche for You – Career Coach for Recent College Grads

Think becoming a career coach for recent college grads is a good move for your career? You might be right. It might be a good niche to become a bigger fish in a smaller pond. Why Career Coaches are Needed For College Graduates According to the Wall Street Journal, about 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working for minimum wage ins 2012. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that only 27 percent of the jobs in the United States require a college degree (associates degree or … [Read more...]