2021 will be similar at the start of the year as 2020. But it will be better because we have hope.
Those who were frozen in their career planning in 2020 by both logistical realities and the real fear of economic calamity if you switched jobs can now be more hopeful. Connecticut will rebound, in part, due to the influx of so many New Yorkers who escaped the City to find a better quality of life in Connecticut. That bodes well for our state.
The second of the year – I hope- and the last part of the year – definitely says the optimist – will lead to economic stability that should lead to job creation and greater opportunities for career change.
In running Career Counseling Connecticut for the last 12 years, I can say with certainty that career planning takes time. Most who get “caught” in career upheaval actually had an inkling it was coming months/years before. There are not many people who are thriving in a job (as in being both successful and happy) who walk in one day and get fired. The exceptions, of course, related to unexpected company decline.
Most every career counseling client who faced a lay-off either knew the company was struggling or that they were not performing well for at least several months before the event. Most every career counseling client who affirmatively is exploring changing their career suffered for even longer.
It’s not like we get career seeking clients who were happy with their job up until the day before they called us. Most everyone says: “I should have come here a long time ago.”