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Last updated on 6/12/19

Preparing for your first career coaching session

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Evaluated skills

  • Prepare a career coaching session


Make sure that you are prepared to deliver your session; that you are able to develop a foundation, remain professional and build a rapport, ask effective questions while practising active listening.

  • Question 1

    What interactions might you have had with your first client ahead of your first career coaching session with them? 

    Careful, there are several correct answers.
    • Received feedback 

    • Clarity Session 

    • Received their completed intake form 

    • Confirmation that they will be attending at the date and time set

    • A copy of their CV / LinkedIn profile / Application form / Job Ad or other related information

  • Question 2

    What questions might be appropriate to ask on your Intake Form?  

    Careful, there are several correct answers.
    • What motivated you to work with me? 

    • What area in your career do you need the most help with? 

    • Why have you not reached your career goals yet?  

  • Question 3

    You are reviewing your clients' materials and noticed they have not sent their CV yet, but they are due with you in 10 minutes and are probably travelling - what could you do? 

    • Check them out on LinkedIn

    • Phone them leaving a message for them to send you their CV immediately. 

    • Cancel the session until all documentation has been provided.