Find a career counselor in Chicago, IL

Find career counselors in Chicago, IL

Find career counselors in Chicago, IL

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Find career counselors in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 career counselors in Chicago, IL

Clients agree: these Chicago career counselors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Zack Gibson

Zack Gibson

New on Thervo
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Certified Life Coach and graduate of 4 year college. Gifted listener, with practical advice and tools to experience breakthrough, in your relationships with family, friends and spouse. I enjoy walking and working along side those who are rebounding, recoverying, reviving their relationships.
Ronald K. Phillips

Ronald K. Phillips

New on Thervo
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Sophocles said, "Wisdom outweighs any wealth." Fmr. partner of Exec. Consult firm & current consult w/ biz mgmt. addressing conflict resolution. Integrating the science & 'art' of treatment based on best practices and research. Solution focused on relationships and interpersonal challenges at the Corporate & Individual level. Specialized with Individual/Couples/Adolescent/Elderly. Former clinical director with faith communities & prior work with educational settings. All phone calls are FREE. "Vision without execution is a daydream and execution without vision is a nightmare." I look forward to helping you secure your vision Past co-owner of ...
Golden Life Wellness Center

Golden Life Wellness Center

Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Mariam E. says, "The team at Golden Life Wellness Center made me feel like family. Everyone is friendly and caring. Nancy has helped me feel happy again. When I started coming here I was nervous. Now, it has been a few months and I feel happy and excited coming here. I love Golden Life Wellness Center!" Read more
Bradley Sears Counseling

Bradley Sears Counseling

Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Shawn O. says, "Very sincere and very good at listening. Professional and able to connect , understand and point out things that might have been over looked. I definitely recommend him to anyone needing help and guidance " Read more
Divine Works Education And Training

Divine Works Education And Training

Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Tom says, "Marcus was professional, personable, and was great to work with. " Read more
JRB Team

JRB Team

Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Albert M. says, "Very professional. They are trying to understand my vision and goals, make helpful suggestions, giving me quality time and so on." Read more
Thomas Goforth, Psychotherapy

Thomas Goforth, Psychotherapy

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
51+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
In Residence in Chicago. One of the founders of the Lincoln Park Therapy Collective and the First Hotline in Chicago; Consultant and Trainer for Metro Help. Specialities: Hypnosis; Couples Counselling; Individual Therapy; Group Therapy; Psychodrama, Consultation. I know how meaningful and life changing psychotherapy and counseling can be, because I have experienced them as a client and as a therapist. I realized in.the beginning of my work as a chaplain to the Cook County Jail and the Chicago House of Correction that I had been drawn to this work because I needed help myself. I spent the next 25 years receiving training as a psychotherapist...
Living With Liv

Living With Liv

New on Thervo
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I've been in the energy healing and spiritual business for over 23 years I'm a licensed aesthetician & Massage therapist in the state of Illinois. I'm also a certified professional Psychic- Medium & spiritual life and business - Dating coach . I love helping people discover themselves again and I love helping them fall back in love with themselves. I help guide and motivate people to live their best lives . My focus is cord cutting and helping others recover from traumatic and painful experiences ....
Maze Of Life Resource Center

Maze Of Life Resource Center

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Sameena N. says, "overall everything" Read more

Your career coaching questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a career coach cost near me?

A career coach costs $75 to $200 per hour on average or up to $500 per hour for executives or management team advice. Career coach prices are $150 to $1,000 per package of 2 to 5 private sessions, depending on the level of services offered.

  • Rates vary according to the qualifications and experience of the coach.
  • Sessions on resume improvement, salary negotiation, and basic interview prep are the cheapest overall.
  • Consultations on making a career change and in-depth job search assistance require more appointments for higher total prices per package.

What is career coaching?

An expert in career coaching offers tailored job advice like:

  • Building meaningful networking connections
  • Finding ways to handle job challenges
  • Setting career objectives
  • Strategizing for raises or promotions
  • Cultivating new job skills
  • Enhancing resumes and cover letters
  • Pinpointing optimal professional aspirations
  • Exploring career paths that match your strengths
  • Refining job search techniques

Each coach brings unique industry insights and tailors their services to individual needs.

Are career coaches worth it?

Working with a career coach is worth it because they offer insights and tactics to boost your professional development, either in your current role or in a new role. The counsel of a career coach illuminates fresh approaches to harness your strengths in jobs that best suit you.

How does career coaching work?

The process of career coaching works by:

  • Attending consultations to assess your strengths and job needs.
  • Outlining career decisions and long-term goals.
  • Building an action plan for salary negotiation or job searches.
  • Resume editing to suit each new job application.
  • Interview rehearsals to prepare for various settings.

How do you prepare for a career coaching session?

You can prepare for your initial career coaching meeting by:

  • Getting your relevant work portfolios and resume ready for feedback.
  • Compiling a list of your doubts and desires about your career choices.
  • Reflecting on your work-driven passions and motivations.
  • Detailing common challenges you've had in your current and past roles.
  • Outlining your goals for these coaching sessions.
  • Being open-minded to jot down insights and suggestions.

Always check with your career coach about their agenda for the first session, as each one might have a unique approach.

When do I hire a career coach?

Hire a career coach when you:

  • Feel uncertain about your career direction and stability.
  • Struggle to secure the raise you deserve.
  • Contemplate a career shift due to overwhelming stress or burnout.
  • Aren't growing professionally in your position.
  • Have difficulty discovering compelling job vacancies.
  • Aim to differentiate yourself in a saturated job market.
  • Require guidance in maneuvering workplace dynamics or organizational shifts.
  • Find it challenging to pinpoint your ideal job.

How do I find a career coach?

Find a career counselor near you on Thervo. You can also find career coach references through LinkedIn, in online-coaching directories, or by asking friends. Request a free consultation first to see if their personality and approach suits you.

Consider these factors in your search:

  • Seek out career coaches with experience helping people in your profession.
  • Inquire if they've pursued any updated training or courses recently.
  • Request a comprehensive agreement outlining fees and terms of service.
  • Avoid hiring the cheapest or the most expensive coach because the price isn't the primary indicator of the quality of their services.

Ask if they have training from:

  • The Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches
  • World Coach Institute (WCI)
  • The National Career Development Association (NCDA)
  • The Career Development Network
  • International Association of Career Coaches
  • Career coaching certification from a university
  • A degree in psychology or counseling

What questions do I ask before hiring a career coach?

Consider asking these questions when searching for a career coach:

  • In which area of career coaching do you specialize?
  • Are your coaching sessions available online, face-to-face, or both?
  • Could you provide references or feedback from previous clients?
  • Will you help me craft a resume and complete job applications?
  • Is there a special rate for those who are presently unemployed?
  • How many years of experience do you have as a career coach?
  • Do you offer bundled packages for long-term coaching engagements?
  • What was your educational and work experience in career coaching?
  • Are you certified in any coaching programs?
  • What is the average duration of your coaching sessions?
  • Is it possible to reach out to you between sessions if I need advice?
  • Do you provide any homework or activities to promote my career development?
  • How do you help clients track and assess their advancement?
  • Can you explain your cancellation terms and refund policies?
  • Do you follow the current industry shifts and changes in the job market?
  • How do you pinpoint my strengths and areas to improve?
  • What approach do you take to determine the best job fit for me?

Reviews for Chicago career counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Tiffani G.
Thanks Mr. Marcus Cage for coming to teach us a little bit about how to Divorce the Past!
Divine Works Education and Training
Jeanna Z.
It was a pleasure working with The JRB Team on a business development project. JRB was professional and experienced. I would highly recommend their services to other businesses looking to outsource their sales work. I look forward to working with them again in the future.
JRB Team
E E.
An immeasurable experience. Marcus carries an abundance of understanding that anyone and everyone can and should seek to better their lives.
Maze of Life Resource Center
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