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Career Coach Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Career Coach job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all keywords on your resume, identify those that are most relevant to the job you're applying to. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.

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  • Career Counseling
  • Outplacement
  • Personal Development
  • Coaching
  • Teaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  •  Find out what your resume's missing
  • Career Development
  • Career Development Coaching
  • Management Development
  • Talent Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Job Coaching
  • HR Consulting
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Management Consulting
  • Interim Management
  • Training & Development
  • Personal Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Interview Preparation
  • Career Assessment
  • Job Search
  • Interviewing
  • Cover Letters
  • Career Path Planning
  • Resume
  • Career Management
  • Mock Interviews
  • Leadership Development
  • Facilitation

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Resume Skills: Coaching Methods

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Career Construction Theory
  • Career Matching
  • Interview Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Personal Centered Therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Outplacement Consulting
  • Job Shadowing
  • Client-focused Solution Development
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Talk Therapy
  • Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
  • Life Coaching
  •  Match your resume to these skills

Resume Skills: Outplacement Services

Resume Skills: Software

  • Career Planner Pro
  • CoachAccountable
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Virtual Meeting Platforms (ZOOM, MS Teams)
  • Talent Management Systems (Oracle, Workday)
  •  Match your resume to these skills

Resume Skills: Assessment Tools

Resume Skills: Career Assessment Tools

  • CareerScope
  • Queendom Career Tests
  • Kuder Career Planning System
  • SIGI 3
  • Gap Analysis
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Skillscan
  • MBTI
  • Career Beliefs Inventory
  • ASVAB Career Exploration Program
  •  Match your resume to these skills

Resume Skills: Career Development Frameworks

Resume Skills: Software Tools

Resume Skills: Career Coaching

Resume Skills: Tools & Software

  • MS Office Suite
  • Career Counseling Software (CCC System, Pathway U, Virtual Job Shadow)
  • Online Communication Tools (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet)
  •  Match your resume to these skills

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Career Development Theories

  • Holland's Theory
  • Super's Life-Span Theory
  • Lent
  • Brown and Hackett's Social Cognitive Career Theory
  • Gottfredson's Theory of Circumscription and Compromise
  •  Match your resume to these skills

Resume Skills: Technologies

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Compare Your Resume To These Career Coach Skills (ATS Scan)

Paste your resume below and our AI will identify which keywords are missing from your resume from the list above (and what you need to include). Including the right keywords will help you get past Applicant Tracking Systems (i.e. resume screeners) which may scan your resume for keywords to see if you're a match for the job.

Sample Career Coach Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Career Coach
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Career Coach
Accelerated the career progression of over 50 clients through strategic career counseling and personal development tools, leading to a 60% increase in clients landing their targeted roles
Enhanced organizational development by inaugurating a personalized career roadmap methodology, resulting in a 35% increase in client satisfaction ratings
Implemented effective job coaching strategies, leading to an average increase of 20% in clients' incomes
Developed a unique resume writing service that boosted the visibility of clients on LinkedIn by 50%
Governed a dynamic team of junior Career Coaches, fostering their growth and improving service delivery by 40% July 2016 - December 2019
Career Coach
Delivered HR consulting to over 100 clients, raising their understanding of recruitment processes
Exercised executive coaching episodes with 30 mid-senior level clients leading to four promotions and average salary increment by 25%
Drove a successful change management process in the company, improving the service delivery time by 20%
University of New York March 2013 - June 2016
Career Counselor
Provided career development coaching to over 500 students, resulting in 70% successfully securing internships or full-time roles upon graduation
Harnessed interpersonal capabilities to foster positive relationships with several top industry employers, increasing university's recruitment partnerships by 40%
Implemented a successful personal coaching program, boosting students' career clarity and personal development skills
Resume Worded Institute December 2019
Certified Career Coach (CCC)
Certified by the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC)
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master's in Counseling Psychology
Specialization in Career Counseling
Career Coaching: Career Assessment Tools, Resumes and Cover Letters, Mock Interviews, Career Planning and Job Search Techniques
Counseling Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Talk Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Tools & Software: MS Office Suite (Advanced), Career Counseling Software (CCC System, Pathway U, Virtual Job Shadow), Online Communication Tools (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certificate in Applying the MBTI® & Strong to Career Counseling and Consulting, The Myers & Briggs Foundation
Awards: Outstanding Career Services Provider Award, Resume Worded (2021)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor, Jobs For Humanity (Provided career guidance to over 30 job seekers)
Projects: Authored, 'Career Made Easy' - A Comprehensive Guide to Career Planning and Job Hunting
Your Name
Career Development Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded September 2018 - Present
Senior Career Development Specialist
Increased talent management effectiveness by 35% by implementing a specialized outplacement platform for transitioning employees
Boosted overall team efficiency by 30% through the introduction of strategic management development practices
Executed successful Life coaching sessions to over 100 employees, enhancing their personal development and job satisfaction by 60%
Initiated a well-received change management process, improving internal communication by 25%
Introduced an effective resume writing service, increasing employee visibility on online platforms by 60% February 2014 - August 2018
Career Development Specialist
Optimized the career progression of 50 employees through personal coaching and counseling, leading to a 50% increase in promotions achieved
Streamlined a systematic talent management process, enhancing team dynamics and productivity by 40%
Microsoft March 2010 - January 2014
Outplacement Consultant
Provided HR consulting to 200 transitioning employees, achieving a 70% successful rate of them securing new jobs
Implemented customer-focused job coaching strategies, leading to a 30% improvement in client satisfaction
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Certified Career Development Associate (CCDA)
Extensive training in various career development techniques
Resume Worded University May 2010
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Specialization in Career Counseling
Graduated with Honors
Career Assessment Tools: CareerScope, Queendom Career Tests, Kuder Career Planning System, SIGI 3, Gap Analysis
Counseling Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Personal Centered Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Outplacement Consulting, Job Shadowing, Client-focused Solution Development
Career Development Frameworks: Holland's RIASEC Model, Super’s Life Span, EUM-R/E Engagement Model, Person-in-Environment (PIE) Theory, Career Systems Theory
Software Tools: MS Suite (Advanced), Google Workspace, Virtual Meeting Platforms (Teams, Zoom), CRM Tools, ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems), Contact Management Software
Certifications: National Certified Counselor (NCC), Board Certified Coach (BCC)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Career Counselor at Local Employment Resource Center, Mentor for Young Career Counselors Association
Professional Memberships: National Career Development Association (NCDA), American Counseling Association (ACA)
Publications: Authored 20+ articles on LinkedIn about Career Development and Job Transition Strategies
Your Name
Outplacement Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2015 - Present
Senior Outplacement Consultant
Delivered strategic career counseling to over 150 transitioning employees, leading to a 55% increase in individuals securing new roles within 6 months
Implemented an effective personal coaching program, increasing career clarity and personal development skills of clients by 40%
Led a team of junior consultants, achieving a 20% improvement in team efficiency and synergy
Conducted management consulting episodes resulting in streamlined operations and an increase in productivity by 30%
Developed a substantial network with several industry employers, broadening client's job opportunities by 70% April 2011 - September 2015
Outplacement Consultant
Provided executive coaching to 50 transitioning professionals, 80% of them successfully securing jobs within their targeted industries
Implemented HR consulting measures to improve understanding of employment processes among clients
Drove a successful interim management process, improving the efficiency of consultations by 25%
Princeton University January 2006 - March 2011
Career Counselor
Delivered career development coaching to 400 students, 75% of which achieved successful internships or full-time roles upon graduation
Resume Worded Institute June 2010
Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC)
Designated as Master Career Development Professional
Resume Worded University May 2005
Master of Arts - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Specialization in talent management and employee development
Coaching Techniques: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Career Construction Theory, Career Matching, Interview Coaching
Outplacement Services: Career Transition Support, Downsizing Guidance, Retrenchment Advice, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Development Programs Recommendation
Software: Career Planner Pro, CoachAccountable, Microsoft Office Suite, Virtual Meeting Platforms (ZOOM, MS Teams), Talent Management Systems (Oracle, Workday)
Assessment Tools: Aptitude testing, Psychometric evaluations, Clifton Strengths, Holland Code (RIASEC) Assessment, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Certifications: Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Certified Retirement Coach (DIA-CRC)
Professional Associations: Professional Member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), Member of International Coach Federation (ICF)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor at 'Career Changers' Non-Profit, Workshop Leader at Annual Workforce Development Conference
Conferences & Trainings: Attended: 'Career Development Theory and Its Practice' Workshop, 'Emerging Workplace Trends' Symposium
Your Name
Career Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2020 - Present
Senior Career Counselor
Conducted over 500 career counseling sessions with a success rate of 80% client conversion to gainful employments.
Developed an interactive career discovery tool that increased student self-awareness and career clarity by 45%.
Pioneered a recurring Event Planning initiative for job fairs that increased potential employer engagement by 30%.
Implemented online portfolios for clients which saw a 35% increase in visibility by potential employers.
Enhanced company's corporate partnerships by 20% through comprehensive Business Coaching programs with HR personnel. June 2016 - March 2020
Career Counselor
Delivered career counseling to over 200 clients, with 75% successfully transitioning into new career paths.
Facilitated weekly job readiness workshops which achieved a 40% improvement in clients' interview skills.
Coordinated monthly Career Fair events, attracting over 50 companies and increasing company-client engagement.
New York Department of Labor March 2013 - June 2016
Employment Advisor
Provided career guidance to over 1000 unemployed individuals, with 60% successfully gaining employment within 6 months.
Implemented a Job Club resulting in a 30% increase in community employment rates.
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Arts in Career Development and Planning
Thesis: 'Influences on Career Decisions and the Role of a Career Advisor'
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minor in Human Resources
Participated in 'Career Counseling for Marginalized Populations' program
Counselling Techniques: Employment Assessment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Career Path Assessments (Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, Firo-B), Boyatzis's Intentional Change Theory
Career Development Theories: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Holland's Typology Theory, Trait and Factor Theory
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office (Advanced), Zoom (Expert), Google Suite (Advanced), Career Counselling Tools (PathSource, Futures First, Naviance)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Career Counselor, National Career Development Association (NCDA) -2020, Career Assessment Specialist designation from The Career Development Network (CDN) - 2018
Projects: Led the 'Career First' webinar that reached 500+ students, Created a 'Career Prep Toolkit' that was implemented in for student career planning
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Career Counsellor, Skillshare Non-Profit (2018 - Present), Mentor, New York Youth Employability Program
Your Name
Career Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Senior Career Advisor
Revitalized career development programs by incorporating innovative tools which increased participation by 40%
Designed and led a strategic career coaching initiative demonstrating leadership skills that served over 300 professionals
Executed comprehensive resume reviews, leading to a 70% success rate in client interviews
Collaborated with the administrative team to curate and deliver diverse career workshops fostering staff development
Leveraged social media platforms to maximize company's reach and attract potential clients May 2018 - December 2020
Career Counselor
Spearheaded a team of 10 counselors resulting in an enhanced service delivery
Implemented new interview preparation techniques that saw a 30% increase in client job acquisition
Established a strong rapport with local employers boosting company visibility by 60%
New York University June 2016 - April 2018
Career Success Coordinator
Guided students on career paths, leading to a 35% increase in successful hires
Organized regular career outreach events to promote opportunities and engage students
Assessed and revised the Career Success curriculum to better match industry requirements
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Business Administration - Human Resources Management
Graduated with Honors, top 10% of the class
Resume Worded Institute December 2014
Advanced Certificate in Career Guidance
Part-time certification course during employment at New York University
Specialized in career transitions, resume writing, and interview techniques
Career Counselling Techniques: SWOT Analysis, MBTI Personality Assessment, RIASEC Assessment, Strong Interest Inventory, DISC Assessment, 360-Degree Feedback
Technologies: MS Office Suite (Expert), LinkedIn (Expert), Zoom (Intermediate), MS Teams (Intermediate), Google Workspace (Intermediate)
Coaching & Training: Career Development Planning, Facilitation of Professional Workshops, Conducting Mock Interviews, Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: International Certified Career Coach (ICCC) - 2020, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) - 2017
Leadership & Volunteering: Member of the American Counseling Association, Volunteer Career Counselor at City Youth Organization
Projects: Developed and implemented career development curriculum for over 500 students at New York University
Awards: Recognized as 'Career Coach of the Year' at in 2019
Your Name
Career Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2022 - Present
Senior Career Counselor
Developed and launched an online career counselling program leading to a user uptake increase by 50%
Played an instrumental role in recruitment by conducting over 200 candidate interviews
Improved resume review process using AI-based software augmenting the efficiency by 60%
Engaged with professional bodies for research collaboration enhancing organisational standing
Promoted digital career resource tools via social media to boost client engagement July 2019 - January 2022
Career Coach
Transformed the career coaching process by introducing proactive strategies resulting in enhanced customer satisfaction
Trained and mentored 15 new career coaches in the team, fostering a culture of continuous learning
Managed communication channel between the company and non-profit organizations for better community outreach
Boston University August 2016 - June 2019
Career Adviser
Facilitated the development of effective career plans for over 400 students
Conducted career workshops with a focus on higher education opportunities
Consulted and assisted in the planning and execution of a University-wide career fair
Resume Worded Institute June 2016
Master of Education in Counseling
Specialization in Career Development and Guidance
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minors in Organization Behavior
Dean's List 2011-2014 (Top 10%)
Counseling Techniques: Career Planning, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness
Assessment Tools: MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, Self-Directed Search, Skills Confidence Inventory, CliftonStrengths Assessment
Technology: MS Office Suite, Counseling CRM Proficiency, Google Workspace, Career Counseling software
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Board Certified Coach with Career Specialty (BCC)
Publications & Projects: ‘Career Mobility: Understanding the New Labor Market Landscape’ - a research paper published in Journal of Employment Counseling, Developed a career workshop module adopted by Boston University
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Career Counselor at Local Community Center, Head of Resume Evaluation Team - Resume Worded
Your Name
Career Advisor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2022 - Present
Lead Career Advisor
Devised new career development plans, increasing customer satisfaction rate by 45%
Oversaw the resume writing process, streamlining it to increase effectiveness by 35%
Facilitated digital career advisement sessions, resulting in a 50% upsurge in client acquisition
Instigated advanced job market research methods to improve career advising strategy
Utilized higher education links to provide enhanced academic advising to clients October 2019 - February 2022
Career Guidance Counselor
Revamped the career navigation roadmap, resulting in quicker matches for client objectives
Implemented diversity and inclusion training for the career guidance team, improving service deliverance
Spearheaded a successful career drive event, organizing workshops for over 150 prospective clients
University of California Berkeley March 2017 - September 2019
Career Services Coordinator
Managed the career resources portfolio, updating it with latest industry trends
Coordinated with university departments for successful arranging of career guidance sessions
Connected students with alumni network for potential professional opportunities
Resume Worded University December 2018
Master of Business Administration - Human Resources Management
Focus: Career Management and Employee Relations
Resume Worded Institute March 2017
Certificate in Career Counseling
Included practicum experience within the University of California Berkeley Career Services department
Career Management: Career development planning, Career assessment tools (SIGI 3, Focus2), Internship supervision, Job search strategies, Mock interviews
Counseling Techniques: Cognitive behavioral counseling, Motivational interviewing, Strength-based counseling, Group counseling
Educational Technologies: Learning management systems (Blackboard, Canvas), Digital portfolio platforms (Portfolium, Seelio), Video conferencing tools (Zoom, MS Teams)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Intermediate)
Certifications: Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC), National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Professional Affiliations: Member, National Career Development Association, Member, National Board for Certified Counselors
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor, Career Professionals Mentoring Program, Volunteer, Resume Workshop Organizer at Local Community Centers
Publications: Co-Author, 'Navigating Career Transitions with Confidence: A Guide for New Graduates'

How do I add skills to a Career Coach resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Career Coach posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Outplacement, Career Development and Executive Coaching are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Life Coaching and Personal Development.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Career Counseling, Teaching and Coaching - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Talent Management, HR Consulting and Resume Writing - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Career Coach resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Career Coach, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Career Coach Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Career Coach job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Career Coach Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What hard skills should you include on a Career Coach resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Career Coach resumes and job postings were Career Counseling, Outplacement, Personal Development, Coaching, Teaching, Life Coaching, Executive Coaching and Career Development.

Skills like Resume Writing, Change Management, Resume, HR Consulting and Talent Management also appeared on related job postings.

Target your Resume to a Job Description

While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.

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