Hard work won’t guarantee the results you want, but it will improve your chances and you can feel good about yourself, regardless of the results.
Work is where you probably spend the majority of your time, whether you’re in that rare 9-to-5 job, working from home on weekends and holidays, or chained to a desk 24/7. And that makes sense. Most Americans spend a third of their lives working, but all that time spent working may lead to mental stress if it’s left unaddressed.
In providing job and career support in NYC, I address work-life balance and help you separate what you do from who you are, so if you’re downsized or you later retire from your career, your self-esteem doesn’t take a beating.
Is Your Career in Transition? Get the Job and Career Support in NYC That You Need!
If there’s a change in your work life or career, it can affect the other areas of your life—positively or negatively! Maybe you’re making that transition to your first NYC job after college. People tell you to follow your bliss, but first jobs aren’t always so blissful. They’re often packaged with unexpected surprises, good and bad. Managing the transition can be a confusing time but I’ll help you deal with that discrepancy and plan your next career steps.
Or maybe you’ve spent years climbing the corporate ladder and now want to start your own business—because that’s been your long-term goal, or because you’ve been downsized—and are ready to bet on your resourcefulness to take care of yourself. I’ll help you look at what your motivation is and whether you’ve built a network to make your own business feasible. Is it realistic or a pipe-dream? Knowing the difference may be the key to your success.
Or you’ve been freelancing forever and want the security of a staff position. I’ll help you look at how you approach interviews: how to deal with the person or committee you’re meeting with so that you’re relating to them, instead of making the meeting a test of your magnificence. We’ll explore your strengths and weaknesses so you know how to best present yourself.
Maybe you’re looking at scaling back from a full-time job that’s high on the New York City corporate ladder because you want to start a family. I’ll help you think about applying your skills in new ways, so that when the time comes, you’ve done your planning and can approach your company or another company about a scaled-down use of your skillset, or you can freelance using your skills in a new way. I’ll help you think through your options in a logical and compassionate way.
Advance Your Career with Clear Communication
Relationships are important in your work life, too. You’re dealing with bosses, colleagues, supervisors, and clients. If the relationships in your early life were difficult, you may be having difficulty in these adult work relationships, too. A large part of success in day-to-day work and living is knowing how to communicate effectively with a host of personalities. Treatment can be very effective in helping you set limits, communicate clearly, and deal with your own and other people’s anger and/or disappointment.
And what’s the point of all that hard work, if you don’t know how to have fun along the way, or you can’t let yourself relax when you’re done? If you’re having trouble with fun, understand that a sense of fun can be learned in treatment—even at work.