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What are the most common misconceptions about career coaching?

"What are the most common misconceptions about career coaching?

"My top three? That a well-done résumé is all you need to conduct an effective job search—and that career coaches will actually find you a job. There's also the popular notion that you only have to attend a single career-coaching session ... and your job challenges will be resolved. It actually takes about eight to 10 hours of counseling for the typical client to begin internalizing the key benefits of coaching.

"What can the average person expect to get from working with a career coach?

"By and large, clients can reasonably expect to gain career confidence, insight, encouragement and inspiration. They should also feel as if the coaching relationship grants them some permission to relax a bit. The job search can create a fair amount of anxiety, fear and vulnerability in people, and I often work with clients to unwrap those emotions so they can better understand how these factors may be keeping them stuck in their careers."

- excerpt from 10 Things You Should Know About Career Coaching, Forbes By Demetrius Cheeks interviewing Donna Sweidan

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