Just throwing this out there for discussion
Generally a professional sports athlete hires a manager to negotiate contracts and details with teams the athlete plays for. Why? I know not all athletes do this, but why do the majority of professional athletes hire managers?
Why don’t people with specialized talents hire managers to negotiate their employment contracts? Let a manager find new and improved career opportunities. Let a manager help you become the best you can be in your career, your skills, and your salary/benefits.
Is the role of an employment agency similar? My experience has been agencies aren’t interested in you beyond the current placement need.
Would a career manager get in the way? Could they help you? In your career, would an advisor, coach, manager, have helped get you a better position?
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