Is it time for a career change?

A mom working from home while her kids play in the background
If the pandemic has forced a change to your job description, you could be contemplating making a switch to a different field.
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Millions of people lost their jobs because of the pandemic — a hit that could take years to recover from.

And for the people who kept their jobs, it’s been a brutal year. People who thrived in social, collaborative environments have had to work from home, separated from colleagues.

Job descriptions were forced to change, too. Workers who were once out in their communities or who got to travel regularly were stuck behind computers. And front-line workers have had to press on, regardless of quarantines keeping others at home.

For some, it’s been enough to make them contemplate career changes. On Monday, MPR News host Angela Davis was joined by a job search expert to talk about how to change careers during the pandemic. Davis also talked with tax experts about what to know about filing this year.


  • Amy Lindgren is the owner of career consulting firm Prototype Career Service in St. Paul and a career columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

  • Sheryl Morrison is a partner at the law firm Lathrop GPM, practicing in the area of estate and charitable planning. She advises individual and nonprofit clients in income, gift, estate, and charitable tax issues.

  • Katy Schultz is the training and learning manager at Prepare + Prosper, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that provides free tax filing preparation services to low- and mid-income people.

  • Chris Farrell is MPR News’ senior economics contributor.

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