The current economic situation and pandemic are forcing many people to re-evaluate their careers. For some, layoffs, furloughs, or reduced hours are driving them to make career changes that they had not anticipated or planned. For others, their jobs may be currently intact but the future is uncertain and they are exploring options. Others with more job security may be wondering what their careers will look like after this passes. Still others may have experienced traumatic, overwhelming, or unsettling work situations that have made them feel disillusioned with their current career. In these situations, it is easy to let fear and anxiety drive career decisions. There may be financial and economic pressures to act quickly and respond out of desperation. There may be family and relationship pressures to provide and care for others. Some may feel bored, unmotivated, or directionless without meaningful work.
Uncertain times can also provide opportunities, though they may not be obvious at first. By developing self-awareness and insight into your abilities, values, interests, and skills, you can make career decisions with clarity, purpose, and intentionality. In her recent blog post, Highlands Consultant, Rosemarie Manfredi, Psy.D., discusses the opportunities that can appear when making career decisions during uncertain economic times.
Dr. Manfredi is an experienced neuropsychologist who provides a wide range of evaluation and consultation services.
Rosemarie Manfredi, Psy.D.
Neuropsychologist and Consultant
Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting, LLC
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