Have you used a Career Coach?

Hey guys,

Been going through a bit of a rough patch, career-wise. Just started at a company in a role that I thought were both a dream goal, but now that I'm here, I'm realizing that I may not actually like this path at all. Wanted to see if any of you have used a career coach before, and maybe talk through your experiences? I appreciate any help.

Comments (4)

Jan 11, 2022 - 3:24pm
PeRmAnEnTiNtErN, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No I have never used a career coach. 

What are you trying to get from a Career Coach?  What questions are profound that you are hoping to get answered that friend/mentors cannot?  

Jan 11, 2022 - 3:30pm
Symfuhny, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm just constantly nervous about making the wrong move. I know it is helpful to make mistakes (will help me learn about myself more), but I feel like I don't really know 100% what I want to do. I thought maybe talking to a professional (or whatever that might mean in career coaching) would be helpful in me narrowing down what actually makes sense for me.

I'm sure a friend/mentor would be able to bring me back down to earth, but I don't think I have someone like that in my life. Maybe I really just need a good venting session before dropping $$$ lol

Jan 11, 2022 - 3:36pm
its-accrual-world, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you can find a mentor in your field / the field you want to break into that will be certainly more helpful than a career coach. Plus it'll be free and you'll be able to cultivate an important relationship, which can lead to further opportunities if lucky.

Jan 11, 2022 - 3:37pm
Symfuhny, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Et excepturi illum aut qui ab cupiditate commodi. Sed ullam consequatur ut ipsum. Nulla amet architecto ad eum voluptatem.

In sed iure consectetur voluptatibus illo repudiandae. Quasi occaecati recusandae animi rerum et itaque iure labore. Ut ipsa eius molestiae. Explicabo fuga eaque incidunt maiores magnam.

Start Discussion

Career Advancement Opportunities

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲05) 99.6%
  • Lincoln International (= =) 99.2%
  • RBC Capital Markets (▲09) 98.8%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲03) 98.4%
  • Macquarie Group Limited ABN (+ +) 98.0%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Lincoln International (▲06) 99.6%
  • Jefferies & Company (▲11) 99.2%
  • Greenhill (▲07) 98.8%
  • PJT Partners (▽03) 98.4%
  • Macquarie Group Limited ABN (▲22) 98.0%

Professional Growth Opportunities

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲06) 99.6%
  • Lincoln International (▲03) 99.2%
  • RBC Capital Markets (▲12) 98.8%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲05) 98.4%
  • William Blair (▽01) 98.0%

Total Avg Compensation

August 2022 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $613
  • Vice President (37) $394
  • Associates (204) $256
  • 2nd Year Analyst (124) $163
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (17) $156
  • 1st Year Analyst (404) $151
  • Intern/Summer Associate (79) $147
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (305) $92