Career Guidance 2024: 3 New Ways of Understanding the New World of Work

If there is one area that has separated Career Counseling Connecticut from other counselors, it has been our focus on the evolving nature of work. Most career counselors – like most anyone over 40 – are stuck in paradigms ingrained from the 1990s/2000s. Historically, such a short time frame to the present would not cause […]

Meaning-purpose…. have you found your career “calling”?

I was an attorney.  I practiced law for almost a decade. I became an educator-counselor. Why?  I am often asked. I still don’t like my answer because the single sentence: “I had a calling…” shows the tip of an iceberg, revealing only the “a-ha moment!”, as if a lightning bolt created an epiphany.  The long foundation of […]

Post-Covid Career Building Summer

Summer!!! A natural time to unwind, particularly in the idyllic summer time. It’s also a great time to figure out your career. Here’s why: September has a different energy.  Back to school. Back to work.  If you are currently in a job you don’t like, you might feel drawn to relax in the summer more […]

Career Counseling Connecticut: Happiness leads to Career Success

Many moons ago, I walked into the law library of my large Washington, DC law firm.  One of the partners was reading a journal of recent legal decisions.  As he sat in a large reading chair as if he were reading a great novel, the partner I was standing next to noted: “Alex does this […]

BS Work, BS Job….In 2022, leave if you have a BS Career

I curse in my head but rarely in writing. So I feel a bit odd writing about BS.  But there is a a fair amount of academic attention given to what Dave Graeber labeled BS Jobs in a famous essay the made the rounds for all intellectuals studying work. I listen to my clients at […]

Meaning and Purpose: The Main Reason for Career Happiness

“So, what’s the goal, to be Senator or something?” About twenty five years ago, I was a young public service attorney. I was visiting my high school friend who was with his wealth manager friend. The friend – Steve – was gregarious and direct. But he was also as shallow as the caricature of the […]

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 […]