6 Tips on Overcoming Rejection to Continue Down The Path to Your Dream Career
No matter how many times it happens, getting rejected hurts. The good news is that the more rejections you receive, the better you are at bouncing back from them. The key is to bounce back. It’s fine to spend an evening or even a day feeling sorry for yourself. Don’t linger there. Here are some ways you can bounce back from rejections and get back to work:
Talk to Someone
Go to a friend or family member and just unload. Tell them how you feel, what this rejection means to you. Talking to someone could also mean venting on your blog or Instagram. Just do it in a way that the person or company that rejected you doesn’t know you’re talking about them. You don’t want to cause damage to your career in the long run.
Do Something Fun
What do you do to relax? I write and take photos. Instagram can be pretty relaxing as well. Whatever you enjoy the most (and can afford), do it. Amazing how just a moment of fun can make you feel so much better.
Examine the Why
Once you’ve gained some distance, think about why you were rejected. In some cases, the rejection letter might come with a reason. If not, think about your interview, your resume or social media profiles. What could you have done differently?
Get Back to Work
The key is to distract your mind so you’re not thinking over and over and over about that rejection. One great way to recover is to get back to work. Apply for more jobs.
Remember You are Not a Failure
Just because something didn’t go the way you expected, doesn’t mean you’re bad at it. The rejection does not define you.
Surround Yourself with Motivation
If you’ve followed this blog for awhile, or follow us on social media, you know we like quotes. It helps to know that even the most successful people received a string of rejections at some point in their lives. They struggled in the beginning, just like you are now. They probably still struggle. Google “success stories”. People are often more than happy to share their stories.
Do you have any tips on dealing with rejection?