ERIC Number: ED402474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Career Resilience. ERIC Digest No. 178.
Brown, Bettina Lankard
Changes in the workplace such as mergers, acquisitions, reengineering, and downsizing are forcing individuals to recognize the temporary nature of all jobs and develop what has been termed "career resilience.""Career resilience" differs from "career self-reliance" in that the former refers to individual career development, whereas the latter refers to individual career self-management. Changing relationships between employers and employees have made it clear that companies are no longer responsible for the job security of their workers. Developing career resilience means taking charge of one's own career and developing characteristics identified with employability, including the following: teamwork, effective communication, adaptability to change, positive and flexible attitudes, continuous learning, self-confidence, willingness to take risks, and commitment to personal excellence. Organizations that support career resilience are committed to working in partnership with their employees and focusing on employee growth and development. Fostering career resilience is an important part of any career development effort. Career development professionals and counselors can facilitate growth toward career resilience by doing the following: reframe career development around learning; adopt a wellness/fitness philosophy of career development; include benchmarking of work content and work strategy sills in career assessment; develop a future focus; and practice career self-reliance themselves. (MN)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.