Today’s author is Hank Chin who is an Expert Personal Branding and Career Consultant at IPIB and Director of the Asia-Pacific Coaching Alliance.
Hank is the No.1 certified job campaigner and personal branding strategist in the Chinese-speaking world, having earned 5 career-related credentials and prides himself on high customer satisfaction.
Change From Inside
As the No.1 certified résumé writer in the Chinese-speaking world, I pride myself on crafting my clients’ résumés and sharing tips on how they can use them more effectively.
The use of a professional résumé has definitely helped them land the interviews of their choice.
However, if they truly want to advance their careers, they will soon find that they need more than just a résumé, because resumes are always just a tool for landing an interview.
Recruiters Hire People, Not Resumes.
So if IPIB really wants to effectively be the clients’ strategic partner and help them land their job of choice and even develop their careers, we should be working with them from the inside out ─ on concepts and mindsets─and then we should be complementing these intangibles with professional marketing documents.
It means we should be reshaping their mindsets, planting the seed of personal branding, and motivating them to achieve their goals.
That is why I decided to be a coach.
What I Do
I learnt my coaching skills and knowledge from mentoring by some global senior coaches as well as through my work experience and formal study.
Before accepting a coaching client, I first try to determine if my clients are coachable and ensure that we have enough mutual trust.
Mutual trust is critical. Since coaching is purely person-to-person work, mutual trust is critical to whether or not we have a strong foundation and it is decisive make sure we have a successful coaching outcome.
If either the client or I don’t have one or both of these, then the coaching process will be less effective, perhaps even breaking the coach’s (my) reputation. So knowing your clients in advance is very important.
What I Like About Coaching
I really enjoy the feeling of hearing clients say they got invited to interviews and especially that they landed a job after receiving coaching training and the creation of a professional résumé.
It’s a BIG sense of accomplishment!
My passion is to help people in Asia fulfill their potential in their daily work.
As Steve Jobs said,“Great work comes from people loving what they do.”So if I can help more people do what they enjoy, their chances of creating great work will increase.
And then their passion and work will benefit their families, communities, countries, eventually all of Asia. Asia will thus grow organically, leading to more opportunities for her people.
Living a successful and meaningful life that you define for yourself is not that hard, but it’s not that easy either.
A great coach will stand by you, inspire you, and motivate you, but in the end, you still have to ACT for yourself. You can achieve whatever you want as long as you start taking your first step, which will lead you to your future success in the end.
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