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Preparing for your appointment

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Here are some tips on how to prepare for your coaching session. Remember, Careers Coaching is a collaborative process, so the more research and preparation you do in advance, the more you will have to explore with your Careers Coach and get the most out of your session.

An important consideration

We want you to get the most out of your Careers Coaching session.

This is why it's important to explain the limitations of the sessions. Coaching works when you have a goal, aim or idea to work towards. That way, the Coach can help you explore whether that goal, aim or idea would be right for you, and guide and encourage you on how to get there or what steps you could take.

If you haven't got a goal, aim or idea to work towards, then its's usually not the right time for you to engage in coaching. Rather, you should start by researching and exploring yourself. It's probably the case that you need to do your research, speak to your network, and gather information first. Once, you have more of an idea about what you want to discuss and work towards, that's where a Coaching Sessions can come in. 

Career crossroads or Career planning

If you've booked your session to discuss a career crossroads or career planning, it's really important that you do some careful research before you speak to the coach.

This is because your coach can't tell you what career path to take. 

If you don't know where to start, research 3 jobs or areas that interest you. Take a look at the Health Careers website, or our pages on career inspiration.

If you are simply looking for someone to give you information about a particular role, tell you what training is required, or what courses you should take to get there, then Career Coaching will not benefit you. 

Interview coaching

If you've booked your session for interview coaching, have a look at our interview techniques and sample questions. The more you prepare and practice before your appointment, the more your Career Coach can guide you to fine tune your technique during your session.