Covid Reflection on Careers

Silver Lining: Covid has given many Connecticut career seekers a chance to reflect on their job, career, and potential career changes.

Gretchen Rubin, a prolific writer on happiness, noted that career happiness must include “feeling right”.  She had been an attorney – as I was – and she left the law to pursue being a writer because she never felt quite right as an attorney (even though she was extraordinarily accomplished, Yale Law, Supreme Court clerk).

Do you feel right about your career? If no, then you should engage in exploratory work to figure out what would make you feel right.  Here, I want to be clear: I more than fully understand financial obligations and I always lead my discussions by saying that “I have no interest in creating starving artists.” If I have a distinct gift as a career counselor, it is figuring out how to turn a career aspiration into something practical (that can pay the bills).

If you need help making your career feel right and do so in a practical way, contact me.