Jenna Murphy, Associate General Counsel
A burned out criminal prosecutor who wanted to rekindle her love for her career and spend more time with her family.
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When you become a parent, your priorities shift, and a demanding career can easily lead to burnout, even if you loved your career before.
Jenna’s experience epitomizes this challenge. A former zealous criminal prosecutor, she found herself grappling with the immense demands of her career, and wasn’t spending as much time with her husband and young kids as she wished.
Jenna’s journey from a driven criminal prosecutor to a burned-out working mom is a tale of redefining priorities and finding an ideal career fit. Her narrative showcases the upheaval and the delicate balancing act many working parents face.
She opens up about defining her non-negotiables and the pivotal moments that led her to discover the perfect role.
Discover how she navigated the shift, defined her career must-haves, and not only landed the ideal role but earned a promotion within just a month!
What you’ll learn
- How to confidently say no to great opportunities when pursuing your ideal role
- How to handle setbacks and unexpected turns during a career change
- How Jenna found a role that aligns with her personal values and family needs
- How to navigate the intersection of career and family life
All the stars aligned and I ended up finding the right thing at the right place at the right time, and it was you guys! Everything that you said was speaking to me and the things that you had done in the job that you had transitioned out of and into. Also how finding work that you love is your passion for people! Honestly, it was you Scott, I mean, the way that you talked about it, how passionate you were, I was like, there's no way he's gonna put out a faulty product. So I'm gonna try it, you know… I recommend you to all my friends, you know, even if they don't realize that they're looking for a new job, I'm like this is the first step, let's do this! Even if you maybe don't move out of this career. This is going to help!
as I was diving into the bootcamp at Happen To Your Career, and I was really trying to think broadly, I had this moment of thinking, "Okay, should I even should I be a lawyer? What should I do?" so I worked with Happen To Your Career really started trying to dig deep and lay a foundation… it was helpful to have Lisa through the interviewing process, and all the little events like "oh, someone responded like this, how should I respond?" How should I deal with all the steps along the way? I also had a tendency to form myself into what I thought they were looking for and Lisa helped me be who I actually am in the interviews.
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