Developing career resilience
Developing career resilience

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Developing career resilience

Week 7: Skills, networks and career adaptability


This week you will consider your existing skills, in particular those skills that support resilience. You will look at your community and career networks and consider how you can use your networks effectively. You will look at the link between resilience and adaptability and use a career adaptability questionnaire to think about your own approach to career development.

As before, continue to note your thoughts either in the online toolkit or in your notebook.

Lynne Johnson introduces Week 7 in the video below.

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This week you’ll complete the final two elements of the career resilience model. You’ll review your skills and take a closer look at the particular skills that support career resilience. Networks are an important resource, but many people are uncertain how to use their personal and professional networks effectively. You’ll learn about using networks, and think about how you can develop them. The career adaptability questionnaire that you’ll complete this week will provide an opportunity for you to think about your own approach to career development and explore how that connects with your career resilience.
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Please note that when Lynne refers to ‘the final two elements of the career resilience model’ she is referring to your personal resilience model.

By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • identify the skills that are important for career resilience
  • identify how to develop your own career networks
  • explain the idea of career adaptability
  • understand the idea of career control.
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