If you are thinking about a career change, let us help you plan your career.
The SUNY Erie Career Center can help you explore your career options and conduct a strategic and successful job search campaign. We provide cost-free job search assistance to a wide range of individuals, including:
- Individuals recently been laid-off or have a layoff pending.
- People considering a career change.
- New graduates or individuals just starting a career.
- Retired individuals who want part-time work.
- Individuals seeking branding assistance to make them more competitive (identification of your best features to highlight your strengths).
We understand that every individual has different career goals, so your Career Coach will work with you on an approach that works best for you. You may also want to take one of our Practical Steps for a Career Change workshops, or spend some time speaking to visiting businesses at one of our job fairs or recruitment events.
Make a change through career coaching.
Job searching can create anxiety for individuals. Individualized career coaching ensures that you receive personalized attention and the encouragement you need along the way to keep you positive and focused. Coaching happens in a confidential, trusting exchange of conversations, with caring, unbiased, and knowledgeable staff.
We can help you develop career strategies and your next-steps based on our success helping thousands of other job seekers like you. We will also help you develop the skills and confidence essential for networking. The core value of career coaching is to help you assess your professional situations with honesty and empathy, while guiding you through your career objectives.
What sort of help can I expect from career coaching?
Career coaching will help you reflect about what your future self wants to do, and unpack situations occupying space in your life that are distracting you from making changes. We meet many people for the first time after they experience a job loss. Other individuals seek our help because they want a career change or a promotion at their current job. We want to learn about your current situation, help you identify small steps you can start now, and offer you encouragement.
Maybe you are concerned about your age being a barrier or that a career change might prove to be a wrong decision. Our American Job Center system has free resources available to help you move forward. If your occupation is making you unhappy, take a positive step for your own health and happiness and call us today at 716-270-4444 for a confidential, cost-free appointment. If you don’t have a clear career goal, it is worth spending some time doing career exploration activities and researching other potential avenues that are a good fit with your passions and strengths.