Deciding to change careers, especially if that means moving abroad, is something that you should be very proud of. At this stage, you have spent hours updating your LinkedIn profile, fine-tuning your resume, and searching the internet for great job opportunities abroad. This process is time-consuming and can start to feel daunting, especially if you feel as if you’re not getting anywhere. You have decided to make a change, but don’t know where to begin. That is where your career coach comes in, and transforms your fortunes.
A career coach can make a world of difference for you because they can help you to create an actionable roadmap towards finding your dream job as well as help gaining confidence in the process. A certificate or a degree is great for launching your career, but it doesn’t guarantee a job in your chosen field alone. This is something that an international consultant, a coach, and trainer Magali Toussaint explains extremely well.
Based in the Netherlands, and with a background in talent acquisition, education and entrepreneurship, Magali knows that finding a job is hard work, and you need a focused job-search strategy to find success. That is exactly what the U-Diverse Job Search Course is designed to do for expats.
Being the founder of U-Diverse, Ms. Toussaint carries with her a wide experience of recruitment and workplace diversity from around the world. Magali works with a team of 5 international ICF-trained coaches, experienced trainers, and consultants. She has worked with students, who are looking to change industries or shift careers by moving abroad. She originally belongs to the French city of Paris, has lived in the UK and Australia, and is now located in the Netherlands. Magali says there are a lot of benefits of working with a career coach, such as:
Learning critical skills required in the modern work environment
The modern work environment is constantly changing. If you want to be successful in your job search, it is imperative that you understand the skills that will help you find success. Your career coach is an experienced recruiter, with years of experience in identifying prospective employees. They will teach you the critical skills required in the modern work environment.
Building a powerful and relevant resume
Updating your existing resume, changing its format and sending it out to multiple companies isn’t going to bring you the guaranteed success. This is another area where you career coach will help you to create a resume that showcases your broad understanding for the position you are applying for. Communicating how your experience can add value and emphasizing key skills relevant to the role are integral in standing out among hundreds of different resumes.
Setting goals and build a roadmap to your destination
Having goals is essential to progressing and finding success as an expat. Your career coach will help identify where you are headed and create benchmarks to get you there.