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How to Reignite Your Career After a Connecticut Divorce 

Are you getting a divorce in Connecticut? Here are some simple tips on how you can reignite your career after going through the challenging process of dissolving your marriage. 

Starting over after a Connecticut divorce is an intimidating prospect. You’ll need to find new living arrangements and likely, a new job. If you’ve been out of the workforce for some time during your marriage, this can seem like an impossible feat. Here are some helpful tips you can use and how veteran divorce lawyer Heidi Opinsky can help you navigate getting life following the dissolution of your marriage. 

Take Care Of Yourself 

It may seem like self-care has nothing to do with your ability to get a job, and at first, the two concepts do seem unrelated. But truthfully, they’re not. The impact divorce has on your self-esteem is profound and no matter how hard you try to hide it, your lowered confidence will likely be noticed by potential employers and hiring managers. 

Tip: Splurge on self-care. Get your hair redone and go clothes shopping. Allow yourself to spend time, money, and effort on regaining your self-esteem after a divorce. 

Do You Want to Change Jobs? 

Now is the best time to decide if you want to change career fields or if you like what you did before the marriage. It’s much more difficult to double back after getting a new job post-divorce than it is to choose a new career path to pursue just after stepping out of your marriage

Tip: Apply for some temporary work just before, during, or right after the divorce. Try a few jobs on for size if you can to see what you like best. This way, you’re not wasting precious post-divorce resources on a career you might not even still enjoy. 

Create a Plan For Your Money 

Your financial resources post-divorce are likely to be less than during your marriage and it’s up to you to find a way to make it work. You’ll need to track your income versus expenses and make sure you have enough money month to month to cover your basic needs like food, housing, and transportation. 

Tip: Decide on a budget and don’t deviate from your plan no matter what. Have a little money put away for emergencies in the event of a worst-case scenario. 

Update Your Resume 

Getting a new job fresh out of a divorce is challenging at best and nightmarish at worst, especially if you haven’t been in the workforce for some time. If you’ve stayed home to take care of your children or the marital home, you may wonder what to put on your resume that would make you a compelling job candidate, particularly alongside the current competition for desirable positions. 

Nevertheless, updating your resume as soon as possible is an important first step. Create profiles on job search websites like Indeed and Monster, and have a copy of your most up-to-date resume ready to hand out to any potential employer you are interested in or who may be interested in you. 

Tip: Pay a professional to write your resume for you. This may seem like an unnecessary expense, but a professionally written resume and cover letter significantly increase your hirability in any field you choose. 

Hire an Experienced Connecticut Divorce Attorney 

An experienced Connecticut family lawyer is one of your most valuable assets during a divorce. You can even reach out before filing for the dissolution of your marriage to get support with the decision-making process. 

Heidi E. Opinsky has the skills and expertise needed to provide you with comprehensive and zealous legal representation during your divorce or other family legal issue. Call now for a consultation by dialing 203-653-3542.