During a job search, you get battered around a lot by being turned down. That’s what a job campaign is all about—getting “no” for an answer over and over again until you come to the inevitable “yes.”
So get used to the idea that a job hunt is more about rejection than it is acceptance. But when it comes to your feelings, being turned down is no box of chocolates. It hurts. However, there is a way you can lick your sores in order to keep moving forward.
That way is a coping mechanism called “the magic formula of job hunting.” Okay, so it isn’t really magic. But you’ll find the results are magical because it’ll take away the hurt caused by being given the cold shoulder. The magic formula is: SW, SW, SW—NEXT. That stands for “some will, some wont, so what—next.”
When it comes to being liked, it doesn’t matter what someone thinks about you or why you lost the interview deal. Not everyone you meet is going to like you. Do you like everyone you meet? It’s often hard to put your finger on the reason why someone turns you off. Besides, you’ll seldom know the real reason why you weren’t hired or why you were fired or laid off.
To think that everyone should adore you or your presentation is called “mental masturbation” by modern psychologists. Life doesn’t work that way. You must keep moving forward until you find the right friend, spouse, business partner, or position. So your job is to move on to the next interview. After all, you need to go to a series of interviews before you’ll get an offer.
As you travel through your job search, or try to build sales for your product or service, remember that some people will like you and some people wont. So what? Move on to the next meeting or interview.
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