Career Switch Coaching

Career Switch Coaching

Deliberate and self-assured on the road to a new job

After 20 years working for your current employer, have you just been told to look for something new? Would you like to return to the Netherlands after a long period working abroad, but your company doesn’t have any openings at your level? Or are you simply bored with your current job, but don’t know what you’d like to do instead? These are all situations where our Career Switch Coaching can help.

A NEW CHALLENGE

It has been a long time since people were exepecting to spend their entire career working for one organisation. If your goals and desires no longer fit with those of your employer, simply look for new challenges. Advice from a good coach can make that process a lot more effective.

LOSING YOUR JOB

Whether it is agreed upon by both parties or completely unexpected, the loss of a job can be a traumatic event in your life. Some people risk reacting without consideration or care. QUIST Career Switch Coaching offers structure and inspiration in the lonesome process of looking for a new job.

THE APPROACH

Together with your coach, you will take a critical look at yourself and your personal and professional ambitions. You will arrive at a clear, goal-oriented plan to take with you into the job market. We will work together for as long as you need us.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CAREER SWITCH COACHING

The Career Switch Coaching process emphasises critical self-analysis. Before you enter the market to find a new job, you must first gain insight into yourself. What are your ambitions, dreams, goals in life? What criteria should the next job meet?

Once the process is complete, you will have learned more about yourself and you will be able to focus your efforts in the job market.

THE 6 STEPS TO CAREER SWITCH COACHING

1. SELF-ANALYSIS

Before you look ahead to the future, it is important to reflect on the past. We therefore ask you to write a ‘self-analysis’ following the QUIST manual. In the process of writing and discussing this self-analysis, together we will distil insights about your background, motivations, talents, skills and ambitions.

2. PSYCHOLOGIST AND CHOICE OF EXECUTIVE COACH

We will then ask you to complete an assessment administered by one of our respected assessment partners. This will provide more in-depth information about your motivations, talents and the results of the self-analysis.
After a few sessions, we will select the coach who is best suited to your needs and personality. In the regular meetings with the coach, you will gradually move from the ‘reflection’ phase to the ‘implementation’ phase.

3. CREATE A PROFILE

You have made a choice for a specific direction, now it is time to update your cv (and LinkedIn profile) and formulate and practise the corresponding ‘sales story’. Together with your coach, you will draw up an action plan and identify your relevant networks.

4. NETWORKS

Now it’s time to take your story to the world. To head-hunters, decision-makers in your chosen sector, your own contacts and the QUIST Outer Circle. The Outer Circle consists of a network of current and former top executives from the business community. They will assist you with feedback on your plans and ideas, and sometimes with useful introductions.

5. FOLLOW THE PLAN

In this phase, it is extremely important to follow the plan. You will use your network to approach your goal carefully, with focus and a consistent story. The executive career coach will provide critical, professional and inspiring support and guidance throughout the process.

6. COACHING IN THE NEW JOB

QUIST has helped hundreds of executives find a new employer and move forward in their personal and professional development. Once you, too, find a new job, your coach will continue to support you with an additional onboarding programme for the first six months in your new position.

The Career Switch Coaching is organised as shown in this diagram (enlarge diagram):

Schematic representation of career switch coaching at QUIST