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Developing Career Resilience

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Course: Just Graduated? What Next?
Book: Developing Career Resilience
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Date: Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022, 21:28

1. Career Resilience & Procrastination

You have likely heard the term ‘resilience’ in hundreds of different contexts over the last few years. Some employers have even started using it in their job descriptions, but there is no accepted definition.

The Oxford English Dictionary definition of resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties”. Alternatively, it may be the ability to bounce back after failure, to become stronger as a result of facing barriers, using a positive attitude to address setbacks, and many others.


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2. Willpower



Focused, positive habits improve your willpower and will help you to consciously remind yourself what you are trying to achieve and encourage you to meet your goals.

But for the purposes of this course, mindset is important. Believe that it can help you. As the adage goes, if you think you can’t, you can’t.

That being said, if you are experiencing persistently negative feelings over an extended period of time, please don’t ignore these symptoms and seek professional help.

Seek professional help if you need it


3. Positive Self-Talk

Positive self-talk can help you 

Winston Churchill said “success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts”. 

Thomas Edison said “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. 

Oprah Winfrey said “failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer". 

JK Rowling said "failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success”. 

Muhammad Ali said “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’”.