Thinking about diving into a career but aren’t sure which road to take? Many of us struggle with such an important decision in our lives. But for those with Autism, Asperger’s, and other learning disabilities, the challenge can be tougher than it is for most. That is why many on the spectrum turn to someone who can understand and offer the best ideas to a successful future.

If you’re on the fence about choosing a career coach, here are all the reasons you should say “yes”:

Discuss goals
There’s something to be said about discussing goals before even beginning a job search or walking down a certain path. This allows you the opportunity to discuss your passions, dreams, strengths, weaknesses, and more. While one could easily write up a list of these things, a career coach has the experience and connections to educate you a little bit more about the path you want to take.

Assess needs for support in workplace

Once you’ve set goals, it’s time to discuss what you need in the workplace in other to thrive. There isn’t much hiring manager and recruiters can do at this point, but a career coach on the other hand can help you pinpoint exactly what it takes for you to succeed – they’ve seen it in other patients – plus, they have the connections to other supportive people in the workplace.

Time management skills

Time management is tricky for most. But if you’re on the autism spectrum or have other learning disabilities, it’s important to tackle how you will best manage your time – because every individual learns and works differently. A career coach is trained to give you the proper tools you need to see you thrive in your next job.

Find a job
We mentioned that career coaches have the right connections, but did we mention that a career coach will advocate for you in the community?

Debra Solomon, founder of Spectrum Strategies has many services waiting for you. From time management and productivity workshops to individual coaching, she is an expert in her field. Debra is focused on training young adults on the Autism Spectrum to accomplish life and career goals, no matter how big or small.  She believes that through determination and commitment, every client has the ability to live life to the fullest potential. Call (516) 822-3150 for your one on one and let’s get you reaching for the stars!