Developing career resilience
Developing career resilience

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Developing career resilience

Week 6: Self-belief and persistence


Last week you learned about self-esteem, part of the ‘I am’ element of the resilience model you looked at in Week 4. This week you will explore self-belief and self-efficacy, what you believe you can achieve and how people continue towards their goals in the face of difficulties, drawing on examples from international athletes. You will continue to look at how what you say to yourself can help to overcome challenges.

Do continue to note down your thoughts and responses to the activities either in a notebook or in your online toolkit.

Lynne Johnson introduces Week 6 in the video below.

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In Week 6, we tackle the issue of self-efficacy, self-belief, and the impact this has on what we do to achieve our goals. As we mentioned earlier, career resilience isn’t only about reacting to the situation around us, but includes taking active steps to build our futures. Goal setting, taking action and motivation are important aspects of career resilience. This week we explore how reframing events and personal pep talks have helped some people.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • understand the concept of self-efficacy
  • consider personal goals and formulate tactics to overcome stress
  • approach your personal career narrative
  • understand the ways in which employers spot resilience
  • understand the importance of reflection.
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