One area that causes me stress is complete disorganization of ‘things’ (clothes, home items, etc). A friend of mine, who is a professional organizer, came into my home to help me organize my daughter’s closet. She dumped out all of her clothes onto the floor and said, “we are going to organize them by size.” Could I do this task? Yes. However, as soon as those clothes were dumped onto the ground I felt a mix of dread and panic.

The thought of organizing these clothes seemed completely overwhelming to me. It seemed like a disaster and I saw no light at the end of the tunnel. This is how many of my new clients feel about their career. They look at their career, feel hire a career coach overwhelmed and see no light at the end of the tunnel. They feel the dread of going to work and feel the anxiety that the situation might not get better. If that sounds like you, consider finding a professional career coach or career counselor who can help you through this process. A professional career coach, or career counselor, can take you through a process, in small steps, that will help your job search or career transition seem much less overwhelming.

Before even meeting me, many of my clients are aware of the steps they could take to manage their career. However, the sheer volume of the work in front of them can seem overwhelming. Some other clients aren’t even aware of the steps they could take to help them out of situations which cause the feeling of anxiety. It is important to pay attention to the feelings that arise when you think about your career.

When you are thinking about your career and begin to feel dread, or anxiety, or sadness, this indicates that you might benefit from seeing a career coach or counselor. Many career coaches and counselors offer a free initial consultation for you to meet them to see if they are a good fit. Take them up on it! Let a professional help you through your career management process or job search.