The COVID19 pandemic has affected every person on our wide world, and the return to a sense of 'normal' has felt fraught.  So how do we cope now?

For some, the pandemic highlighted personal challenges, grief and illness, for others a loss of job occurred, or a choice to resign from work was made. Difficulties have been felt across the globe.

Careers After COVID is a course which aims to allievate some of the problems and hurts experienced in the neurodivergent community. Let's explore the chapters:

Chapter 1: Times of Change explores the challenges of job loss and how to cope. We will explore what the "new normal" can look like for you, and how you can work your situation to your advantage.

Chapter 2: Validating Experiences uncovers grief and looks at letting goThis second Chapter will help validate your feelings on this shared, yet unique and complex experience of job loss as an ND individual navigating a pandemic.

Chapter 3: Reflections for Growth unpacks "Self-Knowledge" where we discover what can be done.  What kind of path can you shape? Perhaps take up study, change careers paths, or find new and create ways to adapt to a remote work environment?

Chapter 4: Bouncing Back helps you begin perfecting your CV and applying for a job. We talk about the ins and outs of cover letters, references and all the bureaucratic processes often underpinning job attainment from a global perspective.  

This is one of our regular 'short' courses that will take you about 25-35 hours to complete, should you engage with all the materials fully.

Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • What to expect in 'Careers After Covid'?

    • Learning Objectives

    • Meet the Course Contributors

  2. 02
    • Appendix A: Icons for Learning

    • Appendix B1: Accessibility Support

    • Appendix B2: Accessibility for Wellness

    • Appendix C: Feeling Words

    • References for Course

  3. 03
    • The New "Normal"

    • Challenges of Job Loss

    • Reflections of Job Loss during the Pandemic (Video)

    • No More Work Available

    • Not Good Enough?

    • Coping with Job Loss (Text and Activity)

    • Ready to Quit? Questions to Ask Yourself [Optional Activity]

    • Time to Move on

    • Reflections on Embracing Change (Video)

    • Doors of Change (Activity)

    • How Work Has Changed

    • Takehome Message for Chapter 1

  4. 04
    • All In This Together

    • How I lost my job to Covid-19 [Video]

    • Process and the Pandemic (Activity)

    • Segregation and Stigma

    • Complex Grief

    • Practicing Goodbyes (Activity)

    • Grief Strategies

    • Takehome Message for Chapter 2

  5. 05
    • Shifting Your Career

    • **Note about upcoming lesson**

    • High-5 Strengths Quiz (Activity)

    • Welcoming the Dreams

    • Celebrating Your Skills (Activity)

    • Gaining Experience

    • Back to Study

    • Back to Study Matrix (Activity)

    • Takehome Message for Chapter 3

  6. 06
    • Resilience is Key

    • Reaching Out

    • Finding Your Media (Activity)

    • *Information about next lesson*

    • What Career is "Right" for You? (Activity) [External Link]

    • CV vs. Resume

    • But Uh Oh: International Differences

    • Zhuzh it Up! (Activity)

    • Professional Statements

    • Rehaul and Redesign (Activity)

    • Cover Letters Still Count! (Activity)

    • References - Do or Do not?

    • How did you go? (Resource)

    • The Pandemic and Job Openings

    • Job Ready Plan (Activity)

    • Takehome Message for Chapter 4

  7. 07
    • Final Takehome Message

    • Even More Resources for You

    • Good Wishes to You!

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