How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work
  • Title: How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Release Date: February 23, 2023
  • Pages: 224
  • ISBN-10: 1032358521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1032358529

In How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work, award-winning I/O Psychologist and career advisor Dr. Helen Ofosu shares vital career advice to help professionals navigate common “internally disruptive” career experiences such as harassment, imposter syndrome, bullying, being part of an underrepresented group, toxic workplaces, and discrimination, and more.

Dr. Ofosu draws on over twenty years of helping employers acquire talent and coaching professionals through difficult career situations to unpack these layered and complicated issues in an easy-to-follow way.

With considerable HR experience, at times she offers coveted insights from the employer’s point of view. For job seekers, early career professionals, and established high-earners who have already tried other options to resolve their complicated career issues, How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing up to Barriers at Work arrives as an essential guide that equips readers with a knowledge base to make informed decisions around building and sustaining a successful and resilient career.

Each chapter tackles a common career barrier or setback that Dr. Ofosu has helped countless clients overcome. View the Table of Contents here.

For example, the chapter on Navigating Professional Boundaries starts with an acknowledgment that for some occupations (e.g., teachers, lawyers, social workers, and physicians), it is easier to recognize and maintain boundaries because there are clear guidelines that govern those fields. For everyone else, boundaries don’t get as much attention – but the lack of healthy boundaries can create a lot of problems. This is especially true now that so many people work remotely, or they work in hybrid arrangements. In this chapter, she shares practical tips so that employees can use them to establish boundaries linked to how they use their time and interact with others.