When going through a career transition, your friends can be the most valuable resource or the biggest disappointment. As Americans, we tend to make our jobs such a big part of our lives that they affect every element in the rest of our lives. Friendships are no exception. A career transition can leave friendships strained. Friends may feel neglected, unsure, or put on the spot on every aspect of the friendship from vacationing together to job discussions. Every friendship is different, just as every friend is different. However, in these changing economic times, more often we have to deal with career transitions for ourselves and our friends. The following are a few tips to maintain a friendship when you or a friend is in a career transition.
FOR THE FRIEND:
FOR THE PERSON IN CAREER TRANSITION: