Parent of a college student coming home for the holidays?

I am a father of 3 young adult children, two in college and one a few years post college. Due to my work, I am often in discussions not only with my children but with their young adult friends abou their careers.  Informally, my nephews and nieces and cousins and friends of close friends also […]

Career Trends in 2023

I have been running Career Counseling Connecticut for 15 years.  I started at the time of the Great Recession.  At the time, I was monitoring career trends and commented to several media outlets that we were undergoing more career change as a society than at any time in history.  Yes, even more than the Industrial […]

Career Counseling Connecticut: We have become a mental health resource

In the last few months, I have had many parents call Career Counseling Connecticut on behalf of their children.  The stories are reasonably similar.  Their children – seemingly more sons than daughters – graduated in the last few years from college or are in the midst of “interrupted college” = and have not developed career […]

2023: The Pandemic Is Over! Time to get back to healthy career building

The tumult of the last few years has led to Career Counseling Connecticut working overtime on how to help our clients navigate their careers. Some lessons: Career and life happiness are intermingled Quiet Quitting, The Great Resignation and the FIRE Movement illustrate the point. Quiet Quitting is the saddest of these three concepts.  I fully […]

Career Counseling Connecticut: Job Market Lessons for Twentysomethings

Career Counseling Connecticut is the second company I created.  The Learning Consultants was the first. Callie was in her late twenties when she came to work for The Learning Consultants. She said all the rights things in the interview and, on reflection, I believe that she believed what she was saying. “Hard worker. Gets the job […]

College to Career… post Covid

Career Counseling Connecticut started in earnest during The Great Recession (2008) .Then the Great Recession hit.  Those graduating college without a clear view of what they wanted to do 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 […]

Isn’t it a hot job market? If so, why am I having a difficult time getting hired? We can help.

Why millions of job seekers aren’t getting hired in this hot job marketJob seekers increasingly want higher pay, more flexibility, and remote options. Meanwhile, companies continue to favor candidates with several years of experience, availability to work evening or weekend hours, and willingness to work in-person. Read in The Washington Post: Joe came into Career […]

Career Search During The Pandemic

This has certainly been a fascinating year for Career Counseling Connecticut. Yes, every business has been affected in different ways by the pandemic, most bad but some good and I suppose we’ve been very fortunate to be in the latter category. It turns out that the pandemic did have some benefits. People had greater time […]

Post pandemic conclusion: When should I find my ideal career? NOW!

This wave of thought seems to be gaining momentum. I suppose that’s one of the unforeseen benefits of the pandemic. As people face mortality, they think about the meaning of life/meaning in life. Many of Career Counseling Connecticut’s clients have little idea what they want to do with their next job/career but they do know […]