Building Career Resilience (Brenda L. Peterson)


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Presentation by Brenda Peterson: Building Career Resilience


2022 was a particularly nasty year for layoffs–and 2023 has had its share of bumps and bruises. It’s hard to focus on doing your best work when you worry your job might unexpectedly end. In this session, Brenda L. Peterson (The Layoff Lady) shares three core strategies for building career resilience. You’ll walk away with actionable steps you can take as you think through your personal career resilience plan.

Specifically, you’ll learn to:

  • Identify main characteristics of career resilience.
  • List three high-level strategies for building career resilience.
  • Recognize conditions that might indicate a company might consider a reduction in force.
  • Think through aspects of your personal career resilience plan.

Brenda L. Peterson is a learning and development leader with extensive experience in finance,healthcare, and technology startups. She’s also a seven-time layoff survivor, frequent jobsearcher, many-time hiring manager, educator, and writer. On her website, The Layoff Lady,Brenda waxes poetic on layoffs, job transitions, and career resilience. She also helps people incareer transition through her work as a facilitator, presenter, and job search coach. In addition,she is a volunteer coach and presenter with The White Box Club®.

Twitter: thelayofflady



August 2023


Building Career Resilience


Brenda Peterson

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