Career Coaching Testimonial: “Transition from Academia”
Dan had recently finished his PhD when he decided to seek help from OrientaEuro’s Personalised Career Coaching. Dan no longer wanted to continue down the same career path, but was unsure how to change as he thought his skills were mainly suited to academia, writing and publishing.
Dan wanted to know whether there was something more he should be doing in order to get set his skills more in line with the demands of the job market. Through the coaching, he worked on how to sell and present himself to potential employers. This enabled him to see that as he does have a lot of potential, he just needs to know how to best highlight it for his employers.
Dan believes that anyone, not just graduates, who has doubts about how to continue professionally should try career coaching. Especially those who are asking themselves questions such as: where do I need to go, where will I be comfortable, what would I actually enjoy doing..?
In today’s society, there’s a high possibility of changing career paths as new opportunities, ideas and developments arise. Dan knew that the path he was on, with his Masters and PHD, gave him one mind set, and was excited to learn what different mind sets working in different industries and companies would develop. Therefore, Dan believed that professional help with deciding what to do was essential, as work lasts for 8, 10 or even 12 hours a day, and so it’s important to make the right choice. Choosing what to work for is a huge challenge, and one that you shouldn’t necessarily make alone.