A key question when you’re considering a career move can be what is the difference between engaging with a Recruitment Consultant and a Careers Coach? In our January 2020 blog, we revisit the difference between Recruitment Consultancy and Careers Coaching.
What does a Recruitment Consultant do?
The job of a recruitment consultant can be varied but the general expectation when meeting a recruiter is you are meeting an industry expert. A recruiter who understands the job market you are searching in, a specialist who has real-time knowledge of the current availability of jobs, in the required location and sector. They will be able to advise on salaries, packages and career development opportunities available with the various employers compatible with your skills.
What does a careers coach do?
Whereas a Recruitment Consultant is of someone who can practically help you, direct you with practical information on jobs available within your search criteria. A Careers Coach will first and foremost not be there to give you information, a Careers Coach will take a non-directive approach they will help you to explore your current career to date, and ask questions to for you to gain an understanding of your own career, this can immediately offer a challenge as the expectation when meeting a Careers Coach could be:
“You are being paid to give careers advice, I want you to tell me what the market is and what my options are”.
How do I identify if I need a recruiter or a careers coach?
What can I expect from a careers coach?
Careers coaching can be invaluable when:
Your Wagstaff Careers Coach:
Commencing a career in recruitment in 1993, Ruth has always recognised the importance of careers guidance and support to deliver effective recruitment projects.
Since establishing Wagstaff Recruitment in 2010, she has focused on delivering high quality, informative careers coaching to a variety of businesses and education establishments.
Ruth is currently a part time student at The University of Warwick studying for a Masters in Careers Development and Coaching Studies.
To find out more:
For a confidential discussion to explore Careers Coaching, please contact Ruth Forster directly:
Mobile: 07779 020242