Career resilience

Throughout your career, you will inevitably run into roadblocks, experience let-downs and feel discouraged. You won’t always get that job or the promotion you want and worked hard for, but that’s ok. Everyone experiences failure, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying or from putting yourself out there. 

One of the most common setbacks job seekers will face is rejection when applying for work, whether at the application or interview stage. At some point in your career, you may even experience losing your job. These resources will help you to bounce back from these let-downs and reassure you that you’re not the only one to face them.

After you have completed your studies, you might find it difficult to break into the industry you were hoping to or you might find yourself working in casual or temporary jobs unrelated to your studies. While this might prompt you to change career paths, it’s important to know that it’s possible to be successful in any industry, career or job you choose, if you know how to translate your employability skills. These resources will help you to navigate these twists and turns in your career.

Whether you’re still at uni or have completed your studies, there are things you can do to help you prepare for long-term career success and develop your resilience to overcome the challenges you will face. Several of these are highlighted in the resources below.


For more resources and advice to help you increase your career resilience and prepare for long-term career success, contact the USQ Careers and Employment team.


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