COLLEGE TO CAREER: During Covid!

Career Counseling Connecticut started in earnest during The Great Recession (2008)

I started The Learning Consultants at the turn of the century. My educational counseling work for high school age students had led me to have long-lasting relationships with now graduating college students. So between 2004-2008, I worked with many young college graduates through their initial career challenges and realized that this was the area where I really could make the greatest impact, largely because there were (and are) so few good career advisory resources. At that time, the bigger challenge was the mismatch between career seekers and jobs/career paths. Many of my students did not have a challenge getting a job. But many had a challenge finding work that suited them.

Then the Great Recession hit. And, they faced a double challenge: finding a job and finding a career that suited them.

It seemed to me as I grew Career Counseling Connecticut that there was an overlap. Those that found career paths that suited them seemed to find jobs far easier than those who were just looking for a job.

As the 2010s progressed, I dug in and developed distinct methodologies to help clients find jobs and careers. My surprise was how many thirty-forty and even fifty somethings came to us for help. But still, the largest group we have helped figure out “what they want to do when they grow up?” are twentysomethings.

I released my latest book: The Parent’s Guide to Career Planning for Twentysomethings at the start of this year. Little did I know that the percentage of parents who would need the book would grow 100 fold due to Covid.

As September approaches, many a college graduate will start to get anxious about what they will do this year. We can help.