This week I wanted to focus on the struggles of Job hunting. Sure, at first it seems like the light at the end of a tunnel but the reality is that sometimes things do not work that way and guess what? That's fine! Below are some tips that have helped me through those tough times.
Talk it out
Sometimes (whether we like it or not) we get our hopes up on a position at a dream job and when we get that dreaded email saying "We have decided not to move forward with your candidacy". Initially, your instinct is to feel defeated and you may even over analyze what you said or didn't say but what good will that bring? Sometimes having a good vent session with your friends or loved ones is just the remedy as we tend to be much harder on ourselves!
Send A Thank You Note
I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out! Sure, you just got rejected but sending a thank you email not only shows how professional you are but it could actually help you keep a door open in case of any future opportunities! You might not have been a fit for the role you applied to but who's to say that you won't be once other opportunities open up? Don't burn that bridge!
Don't Take It Personal
As I've mentioned in my previous post, if it doesn't open, it's not your door! What you think is good for you, sometimes isn't, and you have to accept that there is something else out there that will help you get where you want to be down the line so be patient and stay positive!
And my final tip is to keep trying! Just because you got rejected doesn’t mean that you should give up nor does it mean that you have to settle for anything less! Take this experience as a test of your will and dedication and never let someone else's opinions of you or your experience determine how or think you feel about yourself!