Northeastern Univeristy Graduate Program
By Shayna Joubert

In today’s environment where many teams work remotely, decisions are increasingly driven by data, and new technology is changing the way we work, personal and professional resilience have never been more important. Read on to learn more about career resilience, its importance, and strategies for staying competitive in the job market for years to come.

What is Career Resilience?

In general, resilience is the ability to cope and persevere in times of stress and change. It is a skill that can be learned and developed.

Career resilience, by extension, refers to one’s ability to adjust and adapt to career changes as they occur. Developing career resilience means taking charge of your own career path and continuously developing new skills to remain in-demand. Professionals can adopt behaviors, attitudes, and processes to help facilitate ongoing growth, despite any setbacks or challenges that may occur.

Developing career resilience means anticipating potential challenges and actively preparing for them. By doing so, you can reduce your risk, strengthen your mental fortitude, and position yourself effectively for future opportunities.

Why is Resiliency Important in a Changing Workplace?

As technological, social, and business model changes occur, professionals’ skills must change, too. More and more, organizations are seeking flexible employees who are able to learn new skills and can readily adapt to change. Beyond just sharpening your skills to keep pace in the job market, developing personal and professional resilience helps to provide a sense of security in an unpredictable world.

Read more next week about Four Strategies for Building Career Resilience