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Unlock Your Potential: A Guide to Resume Support and Career Coaching as a Modern Professional

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

As a woman in the workplace, you have so much potential to achieve success. In today's competitive job market it can be hard to stand out and make a name for yourself. To help you stay on track your career-wise, having the right support system in place is key. But how do you determine what kind of support you need?

Is it resume support or career coaching?

It all comes down to understanding the difference between the two. Resume support helps you craft your written document in a way that will attract hiring managers, while career coaching takes a more holistic approach and covers everything from exploring your strengths and weaknesses to identifying opportunities and setting goals. If you want to maximize your professional growth, consider investing in either form of support - or both!

Everyone's career journey is unique, so it makes sense that the support you require in your job search isn't one-size-fits-all.

  • Are you just starting out or desire to make a jump into something new? If so, a resume review and update might be enough to kick off your endeavor with confidence.

  • On the other hand, if you're looking for more long-term success and plan on advancing to another level in your chosen field, career coaching could help make that dream a reality.

Need some guidance? Starting with this four-step checklist can help clue you into which path is best for you: assess your current situation, determine what kind of professional development services could benefit you, research resumes reviews and coaching candidates and strive to achieve both short-and long-term success.

  1. Assess your current situation. Are you happy with your current job and career path? Are you clear on your long-term goals? Are you making progress towards those goals?

  2. Identify your strengths and weaknesses. Are there specific skills or experiences you need to highlight on your resume? Are there areas where you need to develop your skills or gain more experience?

  3. Understand the job market. Are there specific industries or companies you're interested in? What are the skills and experiences hiring managers are looking for?

  4. Create a plan of action. Based on your assessment, strengths, weaknesses, and understanding of the job market, develop a plan of action for achieving your goals.

Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move in the direction of your best life? If so, career coaching may be just the thing to get you going again. A coach at the Modern Edge can help you discover what makes you special and can help clarify what skills and abilities you have that will help make your dreams a reality.

Through personalized advice, validation, and mentorship, career coaches provide a unique kind of support that helps shape the road map to success. It's time to take matters into your own hands—career coaching may be just the ticket for finding out what makes you special and giving you the courage to take action on reaching your goals!

Oprah Winfrey famously said “You become what you believe” – whichever path you choose in determining the right support or service for your career advancement runs strictly true here. Believe in yourself and make the right decision!

At the Modern Edge, we help you uncover your power, purpose, and potential in the workplace on your terms! Book a chat here

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