Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dealing with Job Rejection

Rejection takes many forms: The varsity team, Tinder, the credit card, the university, the girl next door, Google AdSense, the job. Growing up, I never wanted to be a journalist. I wanted to be a pilot, or a shipmaster, like Captain Nemo. And then in my second year of college, I decided I wanted to be in public relations. After graduation, I applied to seven PR firms in Manila and got seven rejection emails. The job seemed perfect. The interviews went smooth. I was optimistic. But, they hired someone else.

   Being rejected after a job application can seriously break your self confidence and morale. I was devastated when I got turned down too many times, and I became depressed, angry and quite difficult to live with. However, I realized that wallowing in misery and regret will never help. So I took a step back, analyzed my job search strategy and determined my flaws.

   Have you been rejected recently? Cheer up! Just because someone says no today doesn't mean it's a no in the future. If a rejection email does ping into your inbox, keep in mind that every day, countless others are sharing your experience. Here's a hilarious video from AJ that sums up the whole job rejection process perfectly. Enjoy!

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