Rosa MartinezApril 19, 2012CAREER RESILIENCE & CAREER SELF-RELIANCE
WORKSHOP OUTCOMES To become aware of one’s career resilience skills To identify career self-reliance areas to work on
WHAT’S RESILIENCE? Ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
WHAT’S CAREER RESILIENCE? Ability to adapt to changing circumstances even when they are adverse, disruptive or discouraging
TASK 1. Self-assess your career resilience skills (Worksheet 1) Discuss your findings and how you can build your resilience skills
DEALING WITH CAREER CHANGES1) Describe the change. What will you lose as a result of this change? Example: Job loss Losses: Stable job; income; job status; contact with co-workers; sense of belonging; professional purpose.
2) Find out everything about the change and how it affects you. Look for the positives Example: The job loss was a result of relocation. My profession is a regulated one here so I first need to pass a series of regulatory bodies exams before working as a doctor again. Positives: I ….
3) Allow yourself time to process what your learned about the change and about yourself Example: Focus on your leisure activities or hobbies; do sports; read a book; meet new people
4) Explore the positives that result from this change and make some decisions about how you’ll respond to changeExample:Options: Change career; get a transitional job; get accredited as a doctorDecision: I’ll look for my professional accreditationBenefit: Greater job satisfactionChallenge: It takes time and persistenceNext step: Start your accreditation & figure out budget
CAREER RESILIENCE SKILLS Acknowledge change as part of your life Give yourself time to process it Look for opportunities change creates Know your skills and keep them updated Reframe career development around learning Be able to compromise and adapt to changes
TRAITS OF CAREER RESILIENT PEOPLE Team players Focus on continuous Effective learning communicators Self-confident Adaptable to change Willing to take risks Positive and flexible Committed to personal attitudes excellence
TASK 2. Explore your beliefs and attitudes towards work search in your field (Worksheet 2)
CAREER RESILIENCE PILLARS Positive Positive Beliefs Attitudes Positive Skills
WHAT’S CAREER SELF-RELIANCE?To depend or rely upon yourself; to be incharge of your own career
IF YOU ARE CAREER SELF-RELIANTGrowth & development mean: Moving sideways, downwards our upwards in your current position Changing employers Changing occupations Specializing or generalizing Choosing self-employment
CASE STUDYJose, an electronic engineer, used to work as aproduction manager, in a textile company in hishome country. When he arrived here, he first workedas a technician for a small embroidery company andafter a year he changed jobs. Now, he works for anation-wide company and he plans to take hisprofessional accreditation exam by October.In the long-term he would like to start his ownbusiness so he is saving to take some busineescourses first.
TASK 3. Complete the Self-Reliance Test (Worksheet 3) Think about the ways you could growth in each of the career self-reliance areas
CAREER SELF-RELIANCE SKILLS Self-awareness Matching & decision Self-promotion making Exploring & creating Political awareness opportunities Coping with uncertainty Action planning Development focus Networking Transfer skills Negotiation Self-confidence
AIMGA CAREER ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOPS Career Development & Management Career Career Resilience & Self-reliance Awareness Interpersonal Communication Soft skills
REFERENCES Brown, B. L. (n.d.). Career Resilience. ERIC Digest. In ERIC Digests. Retrieved April 18, 2012, from http://www.ericdigests.org/1997-3/career2.html Careers: Self-reliance Skills (2010). In Moreton Bay College. Retrieved April 18, 2012, from http://www.mbc.qld.edu.au/mymbc/careers/careers-self- reliance-skills Positive Works II (pp. 22-36). (2004). Edmonton, Canada: Government of Alberta, Human Resources & Employment.