Pandemic Perspectives

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Careers

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on workers across age groups, demographics, and sectors. In an effort to shed some light on how the COVID-19 crisis has shaped the workforce, The Balance Careers launched Perspectives, a Q&A series with people whose jobs have changed as a direct result of the pandemic.

From an ambitious college graduate who was let go from her first full-time job at a high-profile sports marketing company, to a research nurse whose role shifted virtually overnight to conducting COVID-19 clinical trials, those we’ve spoken with have shared enlightening, inspiring stories of how they were impacted, what they’ve learned during the crisis, and how they're looking ahead.