Propel Your Career Forward
MARLEQ: Your success as a Career Coach is laudable as seen in your working with over 1500 professionals to advance their careers! How did you manage this?
Herjeet Singh: I use a personalized approach as each individual's career goals, strengths, and challenges are unique and different.
I help clients by defining clear and achievable career goals and helping them set both short-term and long-term objectives that align with their skills and interests. I coach them on Resume Writing, Cover Letter, LinkedIn Optimization, SWOT analysis, Interview Preparation, and Job Search Strategies. The clients are accountable for the goals they set.
I may also get them to do a DISC personality test that will help them know themselves better and how to communicate better with others.
I build a strong rapport with clients and offer ongoing support throughout their career journey. This support can include regular check-ins, advice on career decisions, and adapting strategies as circumstances change.
Lastly, I track my clients' progress. This not only helps measure success but also helps me to adjust my coaching strategies.
MARLEQ: How does your experience as a Behavioral coach help your clients in their career journey?
Herjeet Singh: As a behavioral coach, my primary goal is to assist clients in achieving their personal and professional objectives by addressing and enhancing their behaviors, habits, and mindset. I can support clients in their career journey through a variety of ways such as Goal setting, Self-Discovery, Overcoming Challenges, Interview & Preparation, Career Transition and Work-Life Integration.
Through active listening, targeted questioning, and evidence-based techniques, I coach clients in gaining clarity, overcoming obstacles, and achieving their career aspirations. It's important to note that the effectiveness of coaching relies on the client's commitment and willingness to engage in the process of self-discovery and growth.
MARLEQ: What's your focus when you coach undergraduates, graduates and young professionals?
Herjeet Singh: When coaching undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals, my focus revolves around providing guidance, support, and resources to help them navigate the early stages of their education and career journeys. It could be in areas such as Career Exploration and Goal Setting, Job Search Strategies, Resume and Interview Preparation, Successfully Transitioning the Workplace, Building Confidence and Resilience, and Career Advancement.
Overall, my focus is on helping undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals lay a strong foundation for their careers by assisting them in understanding themselves, exploring their options, and developing the skills and mindset needed to thrive in their chosen paths.
MARLEQ: Unemployment/underemployment is one of the major challenges facing the public and private sectors. What do you think can be done to fight this?
Herjeet Singh: Addressing unemployment and underemployment is indeed a significant challenge that requires a multi-faceted approach involving both the public and private sectors. Here are some strategies that can be considered to fight these issues:
- Promote education and training programs that align with the needs of industries and the job market.
- Encourage lifelong learning to help workers adapt to changing job requirements.
- Enhance vocational and technical education to equip individuals with practical skills.
- Foster an environment conducive to entrepreneurship and innovation, encouraging individuals to start their own ventures.
- Develop better systems for matching job seekers with suitable job opportunities.
- Establish platforms that provide real-time labor market information to help job seekers make informed decisions.
- Invest in emerging industries and technologies to stimulate job creation.
- Encourage companies to offer flexible work arrangements, including remote work and part-time options, to accommodate different needs.
Remember that the effectiveness of these strategies can vary depending on the specific economic, social, and cultural contexts of each region or country. A comprehensive approach that involves cooperation between governments, businesses, educational institutions, and civil society can have a more significant impact on combating unemployment and underemployment.
MARLEQ: What are the emerging sectors that professionals can transition into?
Herjeet Singh: Some emerging sectors include AI and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Renewal Energy, Blockchain, E-commerce, Digital Marketing, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Space Industry.
Remember that transitioning into an emerging sector might require acquiring new skills or expanding existing ones. It's crucial to stay updated with the latest trends and developments in your target sector, network with professionals already working in the field, and possibly pursue additional training or education if necessary. Always research and assess the current job market trends before making any career transitions.
MARLEQ: What's your target audience?
Herjeet Singh: Fresh Graduates, Professionals, Mid-level Managers to C-Level
MARLEQ: How will you specifically help professionals harness the power of social media?
Herjeet Singh: Certainly, here's a more detailed breakdown of how I can specifically help professionals harness the power of social media: For example, LinkedIn is often essential for professional networking, while platforms like Twitter or Instagram might be more suitable for creative fields. I can guide you through the process of creating and optimizing your profile on LinkedIn. This includes selecting professional profile pictures, writing a compelling headline, and summary (about section), and showcasing your skills and experiences effectively. I can suggest relevant hashtags to increase the visibility of your posts. And of course, staying up-to-date is crucial for adapting your strategy to evolving platforms.
Remember that while I can provide valuable guidance, success on social media takes time and effort. Building a strong online presence is a gradual process, so it's important to stay patient and consistent in your efforts.
MARLEQ: What are your hobbies and how do you unwind?
Herjeet Singh: I pray, read, go for long walks, watch football and spend quality time with family.