Take the Resilience test and assess how resilient you are.
The Resilience Test is formed of 50 self-report statements that have been designed to determine the strengths of certain personality traits from the individual’s responses to them, which will provide a greater understanding of their current characteristics, helping to promote self-improvement by presenting possible areas of limitation. Career resilience is more important than ever given the current job climate, either to those who are seeking employment or currently in an occupation, it is vital to be able to keep up with changes or to accept difficulties when presented with a challenging situation. Resilience could in fact be considered a combination of strength and fluidity which allows an individual to adapt to new circumstances without compromising integrity.
The characteristics evaluated in the resilience questionnaire are:
- Adaptability, which refers to the ability to accept changes in occupational situations and continue to work at a high level of performance. For example, the individual would be considered capable of taking criticisms and improving upon them in order to create a positive outcome, as opposed to paying no regard to negative feedback.
- Self-Control, which conveys the likelihood of an individual’s judgement or behaviour being affected by emotions or desires, which is important as it refers to the candidate’s ability to make rational decisions, even when faced with complications or difficulties. It could also be regarded of an indicator of whether the individual will remain focused when given certain tasks, particularly those that may be considered uninteresting.
- Self-Sufficiency, which is considered to include the ability to work autonomously without the need of guidance or relying on others to complete a task. Although some direction may be needed, self-sufficiency denotes a confident and capable attitude when undertaking a task, whether it require team work or individual attention.
- Optimism, which refers to the candidate’s outlook in regards to certain events and suggests whether or not they are likely to look upon them with positivity or negativity. For example, those with high optimism are more likely to look upon difficulties with hope, perhaps promoting a greater level of persistence during challenging tasks or circumstances.
- Persistence, which conveys the individual’s ability to overcome difficulties and can also indicate a willingness to work hard and to offer additional efforts when required. In the face of work-place challenges or disappointments, it is important that the individual is able to persevere with various efforts in order to achieve career success.