When someone is depressed and asks me for career coaching, I send ’em to colleagues who are patient and know how to give guidance with the right touch.
That’s not me.
Here are the attributes of impressive career advisors in my network:
1. They are certified. Anybody can be a career coach. Some of the most unpleasant people I’ve met in my professional life were fired during the recession, couldn’t find jobs, and turned themselves into career coaches. When searching for an advisor, ask about degrees and affiliations. Also, check out The Muse. They ask their affiliated coaches to undergo a vetting process.
Read the rest over at Laurie Ruettimann’s blog (an FOT contributor blog).