How to Network and Relaunch Your Career After Divorce

How to Network and Relaunch Your Career After Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

By Laura Lifshitz | Sep 26th, 2022

Okay, lady. You just got your divorce signed, sealed and delivered. You’re probably a bit weary, a lot tired and maybe completely terrified.

Been there, done that—certified in those feelings totally.

And now, you’ve got more financial responsibilities on your shoulders. While your life has unraveled, it’s now time for you to get it all buttoned up and particularly, with your career.

Believe it or not, your divorce could be the launching pad you need to either totally revamp your career or start one altogether. Even though it’s a time of crisis, it is a time of renewal and a time to focus on you and your life path for at least the next 1-10 years. 

So, how will you get your career off the ground or, shined and polished up? With a bit of networking and strategy, that’s how:

Get the Tools

Before you start networking like a fiend, you need to know what tools you’ll need to make your career blast off.

Is it:

Once you know the tools you’ll need to make your next steps, you can move on to both envisioning your new career, as well as networking to make it happen!

Envision What You Want

It’s very easy to feel defeated after your divorce, but you’ve got to shake those feelings off. The most important thing might very well be to “fake it until you make it.”

Envision yourself as already having what you want. Believing in yourself is a big part of the battle when it comes to any goal.

Whatever you do, stay in the positive zone. Careers are not built in a day: they are built over a period of time and crafted with hard work and deliberate moves. 

Tell Everyone You Know

In order to successfully network, you can’t be shy and you must go all out. Here are the best ways to network when you’re trying to reinvent your career:

The bottom line? You can’t be shy and you absolutely must be your own best advocate if you want to switch gears, advance ahead or re-enter the workforce. As hard as it can be to toot your own horn, you better learn your song, and fast.

View your divorce as a clearing: the old is brushed away, leaving a new path for you to make on your own. As hard as a divorce can be, choose to view your slate as shiny and clean and start writing that next chapter today!

Laura Lifshitz

Laura Lifshitz

Laura Lifshitz is a writer, comedienne, a former MTV VJ and Columbia University grad. Find her work in the NYTimes, Worthy, and other sites. Visit her at


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