The process of redundancy can cause a great amount of stress and anxiety. When going through any form of change, you will experience a range of emotions including shock, anger and disbelief. Whilst it is hard not to take any career setback personally, understanding how to adopt a growth mindset can help you to respond more positively.
This article explores the importance of developing a growth mindset during redundancy.
‘Mindset’ is essentially your frame of mind and the beliefs you hold about yourself and the environment around you. An individual’s mindset is the reason they think and act the way they do. It gives them their general attitude towards the world and their personal outlook on life. Your mindset has a major impact on your actions, wellbeing and sense of achievement in both your life and career. Psychologist Carol Dweck identified 2 types of mindset:
Managing a difficult period of change such as redundancy can be stressful but thinking about them in a different way can help you respond more positively. By adopting a growth mindset, you develop resilience and put yourself in a stronger position to embrace setbacks and challenges. Dweck found that people with a growth mindset – that is, people who believe in their ability to change and learn new things – accomplished more than those with a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset can hold you back, limit your career options and prevent you from moving forward with new ideas.
Embarking on a career transition and navigating the job market requires resilience and a positive mindset. Here are some ways to develop yours.
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