Rejection: it tears at your ego, and has the tendency to force you to believe you are worthless. However, I am of the firm belief that when rejection happens, it is opening a door for something better. It’s an opportunity.
In this day and age, the workforce is much more competitive due to economic circumstances which companies are downsizing, making way for lower salaries, and basically cutting the fat to make profits bigger. It’s a sad fact that those that are most qualified for a position will be eliminated to make way for someone less qualified that won’t cost companies as much.
Looking for a new position can be brutal to your self esteem. I always say, “remember, you’re interviewing the company, also”. But, desperate times call for desperate people that go into an interview with the energy of the Titanic. You NEED a job, and you are willing to do ANYTHING to get it. And, it shows. All over you.
The Angel of Encouragement guides you to put your best foot forward WITHOUT surrounding yourself with that desperation or neediness. Of course you need a job – you wouldn’t be interviewing if you didn’t, right? Open yourself to reach inside and remember that YOU are confident in your skills, you have a resume to prove your worth, and you are a valuable asset to any establishment that will hire you.
Often, though, employers have a specific person in mind, attitudes and skill sets that they believe make a perfect match for the employees already in place. If they don’t feel it’s a match, then trust that process. You do not want to be around fellow employees that cause you grief, do you?
Ask the Angel of Encouragement to assist you to open yourself up to whatever comes your way. Always enter into an interview with confidence, but not the air of “I am better than anyone”. Be yourself, but don’t divulge too much unless asked. Most important, never berate your former employer.
If it’s not THIS position, there’s a reason. Remember, rejection is only REdirection. It may take a while longer than projected, but your ideal position (or as close to ideal as you can get) is coming.
Ask yourself today: “What can I do to deflect the desperation, and look at my job search as a growing experience”?
Sending you angels,