A message to our community in response to COVID-19

Dear Career Matters clients and friends,

We are almost a half a year into the pandemic, and many folks are suffering. All aspects of our daily lives have changed, and with change comes uncertainty and discomfort. If you or your family has suffered a job loss or furlough, or if the pandemic has put your career goals on hold, we feel for you. Please know you are not alone.

This is new territory. At Career Matters, we take a reflective but action-oriented approach to careers. The pandemic has caused many clients to ask, “What does this mean for myself, my family, my country and my job? What do I want? What role does work play in my life?”

Many say they feel they are in a “time-out” from their lives. It’s hard to focus on going forward. For those who have lost their jobs, it’s a time to explore, contemplate and maybe grieve. For all of us, it is a time to look at life planning and think about the future – albeit uncertain. 

We are committed to meeting people where they are: whether it is to confirm a hunch for a new career, explore new possibilities or look at interests and abilities. The assessments that still give great results include: the Highlands Ability Battery, the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs. We also are using narrative writing to help clients examine their childhoods and past experiences.

If you’re feeling confused, uncertain or simply in need of career support, please remember: We are here to help you through this stressful time.