1 Reflecting on your learning
You’ll start this week with an activity that encourages you to look back over the course and reflect on what you’ve learned each week.
Activity 1 Pulling it all together
Review your notes and responses to each activity, then summarise your key learning points in the boxes below. These notes don’t need to be too detailed – thinking in bullet points, or using a mind map if you prefer a more visual approach, should help to capture the key points.
Week 1 – What is resilience?
You looked at understanding what resilience is and how it can impact on your work life and career, and started to consider some of your own stresses.
Week 2 – Personal resilience, born or made?
You focused on understanding where our resilience comes from and recognising that it can be learned and developed.
Week 3 – Assessing your resilience
You explored your own resilience and learned how recruiters value and assess it.
Week 4 – Understanding the external challenge
You enhanced your awareness of the external challenges impacting on your career, exploring ideas for dealing with those issues.
Week 5 – Career resilience – moving forward
You explored tools and tactics to enhance your career resilience, learning how to flourish and move forward in your career.
Week 6 – Building resilience – sources of support
You built your awareness of the different building block that help to develop resilience, from physical health to professional support.
Week 7 – Building resilience – skills
You focused on the skills you can develop to support your career resilience.
Summarising your learning in one place should illustrate how your knowledge and understanding of career resilience has developed over the last eight weeks. You can now use that to work out your next steps.
What did your reflection in that activity tell you? Where are you strong already? Did you identify any areas where your resilience could benefit from a boost?
The next stage is to set some goals that will help you to enhance your career resilience further. For example, you might have realised that you need to work on your self-esteem and practise positive self talk. Or you might benefit from broadening and developing your support networks.