Bad boss? Difficult co-workers? Untenable situation? Something in your work history that feels hard to get past?
Were you fired? Did you make a huge mistake? Did you"burn bridges" or, "fail?"
You may think that these are skeletons you have to hide or deny in order to move on to your next role, but letting them out for a close look in the coaching setting is key to your ability to make pro-active, clear decisions about your future. Make no bones about it, if you don't unpack the assumptions you've made about yourself and/or that job, role, or situation, it's likely you'll unintentionally derail your current or future career transition and job search.
Though it may not feel like it now, the worst job situations can turn out to bear the most unlikely and best of gifts.
I've coached clients who have made colossal mistakes and then found their way through to satisfying new careers. I've worked with people who were just worried that a former nightmare boss or unpleasant colleague would haunt their current search. Some were stuck in victim mode (not for long!) and others just needed practical steps and ideas for dealing with "what-ifs"
"What if they call my former boss?"
"What if they ask me about a difficult situation in my interview?"
" What if they specifically ask me about why I left and I don't know what to say?"
Building the confidence and the words to articulate your story and your value may take some screwing up of your courage to open the closet door and confront those scary skeletons. But, once you empower yourself and your story, you can move forward. Then we can create materials (like resume, cover letter) and prepare for interviews, so you can tell it! ✨🙌
Judy Garfinkel helps you clarify "what's next." She crafts bespoke resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios that open doors for her clients and land jobs. Her expertise in building confidence and resilience supports personal growth and the ability to navigate career and work transitions – especially now! Judy is President of the International Coaching Federation-Connecticut where she leads a membership of 200+ coaches.
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