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Job Search Tip of the Week #49 (2018)

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6 Science-Backed Strategies to Build Your Career Resilience

Turn Your Job Search Challenges into Successes



Today’s job seekers are no strangers to the frustration and anxiety of job hunting, especially with all the merger/acquisition, downsizing, bankruptcy, and restructuring activities that have been going on in the tech industry. What you need to succeed in this economic climate of organizational transition and transformation is resilience.

Need help getting some? You may find Scientific American Mind‘s “Ready for Anything,” in which authors Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charne share some evidence-based approaches to managing job search stress, useful — particularly if you’ve been laid off recently and/or are experiencing a prolonged job search.

Check out the article in its entirety here (highly recommended if you’re interested in the neurobiological basis and mechanics of resilience), or read on below for our recap, along with some hypothetical scenarios and notes of our own to help clarify the concepts.

The roots of resilience

Resilience is the ability to adapt and grow in the face of stress and adversity. It’s only partially determined by genetics, which means that although some people are naturally better able to positively adjust to stress than others, it is a process that can be learned.

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