5 Reasons You Might Need a Coach in 2023

Author: The Career Passion® Coach |

Blog by The Career Passion® Coach

The year 2023 promises to be a doozy. Inflation is predicted to continue, more layoffs in more industries are forecasted, and general business malaise is expected. That means you might need a career coach for these reasons:

  1. You could lose your job.
  2. You should be firing up your network.
  3. You probably will have to fight for a pay raise.
  4. You might want to get out while the getting is good.
  5. You want a substantial raise but know you’ll never get it where you are.

A good Career Coach can help you with all these situations.

If you think you might lose your job, now is the time to prepare. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile. Start saving (onto a hard drive) some of your best work. If you are an artist or graphic designer, start working on your digital portfolio. If you’re a writer, start saving your best samples. Be sure you have your performance evaluations in a paper file, at home. Create a digital life raft, just in case you get virtually “walked out the door.”

Any time is a good time to fire up your network. Increase your LinkedIn presence in any way you can. Start watching your news feed and engage with your network. Look at “People You May Know,” (on the My Network tab) and add contacts every week. Start sending messages of congratulations. Start inviting more people to link with you. Start helping other people and they will be ready to help you. Kick the embers of your warm market, and put some logs on the fire.

Get ready to ask for a raise. Most companies actually profited from the Covid-19 years. They slimmed down staff and made their work-from-home employees take on two, or even three jobs. Meanwhile, they stalled and made excuses when it was time for raises. (Yes, I’ve heard this story many times.) If you really want to earn more, you’re going to have to prove you are worth it. What have you done that is innovative? How have you saved the company money? Why should you be promoted? A good Career Coach can help you work through the details so you can ask for a raise, and get it!

You might want to get out while the getting is good. So many Americans are so over their jobs. (See the paragraph above.) On top of holding down two or three jobs, they have been promised changes that never come through. They have lost their champions in the levels above (because senior employees have been let go), and they have lost their minions below (because who needs coordinators and assistants when you’re getting the work done on your own?). On top of all this, you might have heard that the company is up for sale. Any merger or acquisition spells trouble for current employees. Statistics show that fully 40% of the workforce could lose stature or their very jobs in a transition. So, get a clue and get out while you have the luxury of a paycheck while you search for a new job.

You might be ready to earn 30-50% more. I’m going to be bold and say that most people who earn between $70,000 and $90,000 are underpaid. Over the years, they have inched their way up, often working 50- to 60-hour weeks, hoping their performance and loyalty will be noticed. You have to get REAL with yourself and remember that companies are not people. The person who wanted to give you that big promotion and a raise got fired 6 months ago. Your champion has left the building, and nobody has noticed that you are overworked and underpaid. The good news: in the process of giving your all, you have been gathering a LOT of knowledge and skill. You are ready for a bigger challenge. If your current company can’t or chooses not to see it, get out. Now. There are 7 specific strategies you can use to get that huge boost in income. A good Career Coach can help you get there.

If any of this is of interest, why not schedule a conversation to talk about it? You will never regret investing a little in yourself, so you can earn 10-20 times that amount in 2023, and every year after that.

On your side,

career coaching

Catherine Jewell
The Career Passion® Coach

PS: My schedule is wide open in January. We can get down to business right away in helping you achieve any of these 5 goals. You can schedule a free phone call by clicking on this link.