Career transitions can be exciting and yet difficult to navigate. In my opinion, the two most challenging forms that your career transition can take are –
In Between Jobs
It could be that you were laid off, fired or you decided to quit your job and now you are in between jobs. This is a time when you could be experiencing a cocktail of strong emotions.
If it was a sudden layoff from a company where you had been working for a good many years, then it can be shocking, humiliating and a powerful blow to your self-esteem. If that is the case then I highly recommend therapeutic assistance, as you don’t want this incident to leave deep scars in your psyche and your self-esteem. If you feel that you are slipping into a consistently low mood for long periods of time, then please reach out to your family doctor and see a therapist.
I have personally gone to the experience of being laid off and I can empathize with what you might be experiencing.
Transition to Entrepreneurship
You were working a typical 9 to 5 job and now you have exited that situation and are pursuing an entrepreneurial route. That sounds really exciting! You can now be your own boss and design your own career. But this transition also brings its fair share of worries about financial security and apprehensions about the new business.
This is also a time when you might be constantly occupied with thoughts or projects with regards to your business and it might have an adverse effect on your important relationships. This is also a time when you can feel more anxious and insecure than usual.
I made the transition to full-time psychotherapy and mental health consulting, from a successful career in corporate banking, so I can empathize with what you might be experiencing.
If you are in between jobs or taking that leap of faith into entrepreneurship and need support with the mental health side of things, then contact me for a free 30-min phone consultation and we can get you the support that you need through this challenging time in your life.