I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at career coaches. Mike, recently I read about a new occupation – career coaches. These are people who work with individuals – usually young – who are questioning if they are on the right career path. So what specifically do career coaches do, and are they worth it?
- Typical client is a college graduate, young, motivated, and mobile
- But not where they want to be
- Career coach helps them evaluate their talents, their goals, and then their options, and then form a plan
- Helps them fix their faults, assist presenting themselves, and in making contacts
- Not cheap – $200 to $400 an hour
- But can be worth it – it coach, for example, helps individual double their salary and be happier in their job – well worth it
And I’m Mary Walden for the Economic Perspective, an NC State Extension program from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.