Career Counseling Connecticut is designed to help our clients with the practical work of choosing a career path and getting jobs.

Psychological challenges are part of all practical challenges and certainly part of the challenge facing those in their thirties, forties and beyond when searching for jobs or reinventing their careers.

But those at the start of their careers face some distinct challenges that press them more than at any time:


  1. Overwhelming Choices: The modern world offers a plethora of career paths. While this is a boon, it can also be a curse. The sheer number of options can lead to decision paralysis, where one feels overwhelmed by the possibilities.
  2. Societal Expectations: Society often places immense pressure on young people to “succeed” by a certain age. This pressure can lead to hasty decisions that might not align with one’s true passions or strengths.
  3. Fear of Failure: The fear of making the wrong choice and facing failure can be paralyzing. This fear often stems from a lack of experience and exposure.
  4. Lack of Self-awareness: Not having a clear understanding of one’s strengths, weaknesses, passions, and values can lead to a misalignment between personal aspirations and career choices.

If you are a parent of a floundering twentysomething, I know you might think the challenge is practical: learn how to write a better resume or job search.

We can help with both the practical and psychological challenges facing your adult children.