Right Direction Careers offers many services to help you find your career path

Why a Career Coach?

Personalized Approach • REAL Results

 

What’s the most important thing a career coach can do? They can help you sift through the noise of information and focus on what’s specific to your interests and goals. There’s only one person who knows what you really want to do, and that’s you. Even if you don’t know it yet.

A good coach will listen, guide you, support you, and encourage you. They will be objective, asking you questions along the way helping point you in the Right Direction.

There are many things to consider when choosing a career path and indecisiveness can drain your college savings as students change majors or transfer schools losing credits in the process. Ultimately, they risk extending their time in college beyond the four years. Get ahead of the curve, invest now in a career coach, and avoid costly mistakes later.

Myths About Majors

source: University of La Verne

Myth #1: Most students entering college have already decided their academic majors. 

National statistics vary, but most state, that at least 50% of entering college students are undecided about their majors.

Myth #2: Once a student decides on an academic major, he/she will stick to it.

Not likely. 50% – 70% of students change their majors at least once, most will change majors at least 3 times before they graduate.

Myth #3: Students should choose a major based on current job trends.

Job market demands are constantly changing and what’s hot today may not be hot tomorrow. Furthermore, estimates from various sources state that 40% – 60% of the jobs of the future have yet to be created!

Myth #4: Students should choose majors directly related to their careers.

The truth is that more than 50% of college graduates pursue careers that are not related to their majors. Keep in mind that most employers just want you to have a degree in something.

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50% of entering college students are undecided about their major

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50% – 70% of students change their majors at least once

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40% – 60% of jobs of the future have yet to be created

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50%+ of college graduates pursue careers not related to their major

What if college isn’t the right choice? Many students go to college simply because they believe that is what they must do after leaving high school. There are other non-traditional approachs such as; trade schools, living abroad, being partnered with a mentor, or working in real life experiences first before investing in a college education.

Coaches can guide on many fronts. And a good starting point is to explore the student’s aptitudes and interests and relevant professional fields. As a coach we will guide them and point them in the Right Direction to examine these options and provide them with an action plan.

“Carole’s career coaching opened up new avenues. We worked together to determine my interests, skills and the type of jobs I might be interested in and how to go about researching those areas. Even though I went to college for interior design, I didn’t think anything was possible for me in that field anymore after five years in banking.

Carole helped me realize that my past retail experience should not be overlooked. Therefore, we refocused my thinking to include my passion for design.  I’m now working as Design Consultant and I love my job and finally feel I’m going in the right direction to establish myself in the design field.  I now have the prestige of a design professional making more money than ever before!

I’m grateful to have had this opportunity to work with Carole, for her knowledge, encouragement, and for her passion to help me get back on track.”

Patricia H.

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