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Developing career resilience
Developing career resilience

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Week 4: Career resilience – dealing with external challenges


Welcome to Week 4 of Developing career resilience. This week you will shift your attention from the personal aspects that make up career resilience, to look at external influences on your working life.

You will explore how external trends can have an impact on your career and start to look at how to respond. With external change, we can’t control whether something happens or not, but we can control our response to it.

Continue to use your notebook – or the interactive toolkit – to write down your thoughts and responses to the activities.

Get started with Week 4 by watching this video:

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Video 1 Introduction to Week 4
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By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • identify external challenges that might impact on your career resilience
  • understand the value of career resilience when facing external change
  • recognise how a supportive employer and a positive working environment can enhance career resilience
  • understand the part that team resilience plays in supporting your resilience in the workplace.

Activity 1 Starter for ten

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes

Before you start, take a few minutes to consider external changes that have had an impact on your job or your employment sector over the last few years. A recent example for most of us would be the impact of COVID-19, but you might prefer to focus on something different.

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Keep these external changes and challenges in mind as you continue through this week.