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Searching and applying for jobs can be tough. And when you get rejection after rejection, despite putting in so much work you may be left feeling stressed. Take this course with Lucy to learn how to manage your stress levels and build resilience to ensure you act the best version of yourself and you can re-energise your job hunt strategy.
- What do we mean by stress?
- What is stress?
- The difference between stress and pressure
- What causes stress?
- What are the signs and symptoms of stress?
- Why does this matter?
- Can we manage stress?
- What is resilience?
- What do we mean by resilience?
- Resilience in action.
- Do we need to be resilient?
- The relationships between stress and resilience.
- How are they related?
Hi. I’m Lucy and I’m a people consultant, performance coach and previously a group HR director.
I am driven to help people and organisations reach their unique potential and to be at their best every single day.
I am extremely passionate about the topic of today’s course as I see the daily impact that stress has on people, and know the impact it has had on me as well.
In 2016 stress, anxiety and depression accounted for 35% of all work related cases of ill health, resulting in 11.7 million working days being lost at an estimated social and economic cost of £5.2 billion. But why are the levels so high and what can we do about it?
One of the major stresses I am seeing today is around our careers and especially job hunting. Waiting to find a job opportunity, writing our CV and cover letter, completing the application form, but then we are waiting. Getting a date for the interview, preparing for the interview, attending the interview…. waiting. Maybe we are invited back for a second stage interview, prepare for that interview, attend that interview…. waiting! Only to be rejected! This can be extremely stressful.
The reality is sometimes, maybe quite a few times actually, we are going to hear the words “no”. No the business doesn’t want to invite us back for a second interview. No we didn’t get the job. Maybe we didn’t even get a courtesy email to say our application had been received. It is tough being a job seeker and I am not going to sugar coat that. I pride myself on being practical and honest, so I am not going to stand here and tell you to go get them tiger, to put your positive pants on and have a CAN DO attitude as your ideal job is just around the corner!
Whilst the previous are great motivators, when you’re just wanting to get out there and get a job and that is not happening, you need some practical ways to deal with this.
So if that is you and you are in that situation or maybe you just want to learn some practical ways to deal with stress and to build your resilience, then this course is for you.
In this course we will cover:
What do we mean by stress?
What is stress?
The difference between stress and pressure
What causes stress?
What are the signs and symptoms of stress?
Why does this matter?
Can we manage stress?
What is resilience?
What do we mean by resilience?
Resilience in action.
Do we need to be resilient?
The relationships between stress and resilience.
How are they related?
Why on earth does all of this matter?
Help is at hand.
Some practical, everyday ways to manage stress and build resilience
Working on you
Now, a warning before we begin: this course will not make you super human, super resilient and stress free. But it will show you how to survive and hopefully start to thrive in today’s world and achieve some balance.
So let's begin….
Megan Jones – 22 June 2018
This course was really helpful!!
Rosie Hill – 20 December 2017
Such a useful, honest and effective course! So glad I did this. Really clear, concise and helpful on understanding stress and resilience. Lucy has an easy and affable way about her, and as someone who has been looking for a job over a period of time this really built up my confidence and allowed me to overcome the challenges that job seeking brings. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wondering how they can get through feeling stressed throughout the job process.
sally evans – 14 December 2017
This is an excellent short course on understanding stress and resilience. Lucy explains a complex topic simply, offering lots of practical tips on building resilience and how to work through stressful situations. Lucy's real life examples of successful people who have overcome challenge and stress, was particularly helpful for me!
jimmy cullingford – 14 December 2017
WOW - As someone who has been looking for a new job for the last 3 months, this course has given me a massive boost. It is an honest course to help you get through the mental challenges and struggles of job seeking, and helps put the stresses of this process into perspective. Lucy is genuine in how she explains the challenges faced, and supports you in a way that you feel you are not alone. She helps to normalise the emotions that you feel, which is a big help. At the end there are some effective and very powerful things you can do straight away. This course is a MUST for those who are looking for another job, it is an honest companion, encourager and boost to your self morale, helping you take the next step.