Here, the focus is on career development. This may be related to a decision in adolescence during schooling or education, as a young adult to choose a profession or study, or later in the course of professional activity when a development into a particular direction, including reorientation, are desired or necessary. This includes burn out prevention and achievement of a meaningful life.
The initial situation, expectations and realistic options are discussed, being based on a detailed determination of the current status, as well as wishes and career goals. A career coaching also includes dimensions of personality development.
It may therefore be similar to an outplacement (a consultation for employees, from which a company intends to separate for different reasons, but still want to provide them with an external support for further professional and personal development).
Short-term career coaching is also available, e. g. related to a particular application, including professional writing of the CV and preparation for interviews, and later their analysis on the course with feedbacks, learning fields, etc.