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The People Who Say They Can Save Your Career

Career coaches come with little formal certification and a lot of promises. Can they deliver?

What do you do when you find yourself at a career standstill, unable to advance in your field, or desperate for a job change but short on leads? A whole field has cropped up to help frustrated workers answer just those questions. In the last 10 years, the career-coaching industry has exploded. By the end of  2014, coaching was a $1 billion industry in the U.S., according to search firm IBISWorld.

Career coaches claim they can help you navigate everything from nailing a tough interview to figuring out what you want to do with your life. They typically have little in the way of formal certification, but they market a broad, nebulous skill set. On this week's episode of Game Plan, Rebecca and Francesca sat down with prominent career coach Vicki Salemi to talk through their own career transitions and find out what really goes on in these sessions.

 

 

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