Developing career resilience
Developing career resilience

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Developing career resilience

Week 1: Developing career resilience – a personal approach


To start your work this week, watch the following video in which Lynne Johnson introduces Week 1. Lynne works in the Careers Service at The Open University and has worked in adult career guidance for over twenty years. Each week of the course will start with a short video in which Lynne will tell you what will be covered in that week.

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Welcome to Week 1 of this badged open course, Developing career resilience. In this first week, we’ll be explaining what career resilience means and asking why it’s important, and what’s the difference between resilience in people and resilient organisations. Taking control of your career involves developing your own approach to building resilience and career adaptability. This means you need to understand your responses to change, and identify resources that you can use in the future to make positive decisions and take actions that will shape your career.
By the end of this week you’ll see the difference between career and personal resilience, and understand why career resilience is important in today’s changing world.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • understand the meaning of the term ‘resilience’
  • explain the difference between personal resilience and career resilience
  • identify some of the stress factors in your life
  • explain why career resilience is important in today’s working world
  • understand how career resilience relates to a model of change.

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