You learned from Fridays post about handling rejection that being turned down comes with the job-hunting territory. Today, you’ll acquire five techniques you can use for coping with rejection.
- Get used to the idea of being rejected by understanding there’s more rejection than acceptance during any job search.
- Think of interviews as auditions. Actors spend entire careers auditioning just to land one role. All you need to do is to audition for just one job and to get it.
- Reduce your sensitivity to rejection by knowing this: Being turned-down for a job doesn’t mean you’ve failed as a person. It means your presentation might have failed or there was a legitimate reason you weren’t hired. Perhaps the company hired internally or picked a candidate better qualified for the job.
- Debrief yourself after each interview. Reflect on things you did well during an interview and continue to build on them. Determine what you could have improved. And ask yourself if you demonstrated how you met the criteria for the job. Your next interviews will go a whole lot smoother because of this debrief.
- Write the word “no” on a piece of paper until you’ve used it all up. Then write “yes” as the last word in the lower right hand corner. Every time you get a “no,” circle it and be grateful. You’re getting closer to a “yes.”
You can transform negative feelings that have been generated with your being turned-down for a job with this magic formula: SW, SW, SW—NEXT. I’ll explain what this magic formula means and how to use it in my next post on YourCareerService.com.
In the meantime, you can learn everything you need to know about how to find a job and succeed in the job you find while reading my book Your One Minute Job Finding Coach.
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