Career Coach FAQs
Does a Career Coach need a background in my industry
or function?

If you are hiring a coach to help you through a job transition, it is not important for the coach to have a background in your industry or function. The coach brings knowledge about the marketplace, advice about how to determine what you want to do, and suggestions about how to achieve your job goals.

If you’re hiring a coach to help with a specific challenge on your current job, the industry or function will not be as important as the coach’s ability to assess the issue with you, to develop alternatives and to determine the best course of action. The coach’s experience will be important in assessing their ability to provide the counsel that you are seeking.