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Career Resilience

Career Resilience


Career resilience involves the ability to be aware of and make choices towards a fulfilling and successful career by being resilient (managing the ups and downs of your career trajectory).

Centennial College’s Career Resilience initiative has been designed to help you move beyond the mechanics of the job search (think resume workshops, mock interviews, job search skills) to the mental side of your career journey. Cultivating a more resilient mindset is essential in being successful at every stage of your career.

In fact, according to a report by the Canadian Career Development Foundation, today’s graduates need to be able to anticipate career shifts, manage uncertainty and be forward-thinkers. Such an attitude requires developing five crucial traits that contribute to resilience — curiosity, persistence, optimism, risk-taking and flexibility — as they apply to your career.  


Be Positive

A positive outlook can help you see the possibilities currently in front of you and recognize that each career experience (even seemingly negative one) can be used as a stepping stone. Having an optimistic mindset allows you to remain confident throughout the job search process and as your career develops

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Go with the Flow

While your career goal may remain the same, it is essential to keep in mind that you may need to adjust your current path or choose an entirely different route to attain that goal. The job market is always shifting, and being able to shift with it ensures you stay relevant and recognize various opportunities

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Keep Going

Not every step you take will be a giant leap, but a small step forward is still a step in the right direction. Continuing to always move ahead and remaining committed to your goals, despite challenges that may arise, is a major key to the job search process and career success.

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Take a Chance

Nothing grows in comfort zones, including careers. Having the courage to take a chance ensures you are never stagnant in your career search and career. It also means that you are always willing to get ahead by embracing exciting opportunities, meeting new people and attaining new skills.

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Be Curious

Being curious keeps you engaged and wanting to learn, which in turn can lead to the opening of unexpected doors and unlocking the next level of your career. It also demonstrates to your employer that you are a life-long learner, an innovator and a creative problem solver.

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Career Resilience Podcasts

Podcasts share the resilience stories of Centennial College graduates

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