Coronavirus & Career: How We Make This Work — Advice From a Career Coach
Job Loss? Worried About Your Career? Working From Home?
ADVICE FROM A CAREER COACH | In addition to everything else in your life being upended by the coronavirus pandemic, you probably have a slew of new “coronavirus career anxieties” in addition to the usual coronavirus anxiety that’s buzzing inside everyone right now.
Many people are very worried about their career future right now. Many jobs have been lost to coronavirus, and with the threat of recession, there may be more layoffs to come. (Read: Coping With a Layoff) For those among us lucky enough to have stable employment, we now figure out how to maintain our professionalism via online video meetings, work from home while balancing childcare, homeschooling and more.
In times like these it’s absolutely normal to be worried about work, and help is here.
Advice From a Career Coach
I’ve reached out to two of my colleagues here at Growing Self: Therapist and career coach Markie Keelan, M.A., LPC, and resume writer and interview coach extraordinaire Allison Aranda.
Markie and Allison have been gracious enough to share their career advice around:
- What to do if you lost your job
- How to get a bridge job right now if you need one
- How to use this time to develop yourself professionally and make long term career plans
- How to protect your long-term career goals from coronavirus, if they’re getting derailed right now
- Managing anxiety about your career
- Best practices when working from home for online video meetings
- Balancing work and life when you’re working from home
- And more!
Join Markie, Allison and I for some timely coronavirus career advice on this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast.
PS: One of the resources we mentioned to help you stay in a good place emotionally during all this is our online coronavirus support group. Here’s the link, if you’re interested.
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Protect Your Career From Coronavirus: Advice From a Career Coach
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Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is the founder and clinical director of Growing Self Counseling and Coaching. She’s the author of “Exaholics: Breaking Your Addiction to Your Ex Love,” and the host of The Love, Happiness & Success Podcast.