1. Rosa MartinezApril 19, 2012CAREER RESILIENCE & CAREER SELF-RELIANCE
2. WORKSHOP OUTCOMES To become aware of one’s career resilience skills To identify career self-reliance areas to work on
3. WHAT’S RESILIENCE? Ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
4. WHAT’S CAREER RESILIENCE?  Ability to adapt to changing circumstances even when they are adverse, disruptive or discouraging
5. TASK 1. Self-assess your career resilience skills (Worksheet 1) Discuss your findings and how you can build your resilience skills
6. 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.
7. 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 ….
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. TASK 2. Explore your beliefs and attitudes towards work search in your field (Worksheet 2)
13. CAREER RESILIENCE PILLARS Positive Positive Beliefs Attitudes Positive Skills
14. CAREER SELF-RELIANCE
15. WHAT’S CAREER SELF-RELIANCE?To depend or rely upon yourself; to be incharge of your own career
16. 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
17. 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.
18. TASK 3. Complete the Self-Reliance Test (Worksheet 3) Think about the ways you could growth in each of the career self-reliance areas
19. 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
20. AIMGA CAREER ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOPS Career Development & Management Career Career Resilience & Self-reliance Awareness Interpersonal Communication Soft skills
21. BE THE HERO OF YOUR OWN STORY
22. 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.