If you’ve applied for a job and haven’t made the cut, you’re in exceptional company. So don’t let a job rejection stop you in your tracks. Let’s identify some lessons from and responses to career setbacks that make sense when you consider:
It is inspiring to complete your 12th year of schooling. The future beckons bright. And while we might not be bushy tailed at least we still have a lot of hair.
As a recruiter, sometimes I’m left scratching my head just wondering what some candidates are thinking when they send their resumes to recruiters. Now, just to be clear, we have all made mistakes on resumes and I’m no exception. So I’d like to turn some of the following faux pas into a lesson that we can all learn from.
If you're a job-seeker and you're frustrated, I don't blame you. The hiring process is broken. Black Hole recruiting has been shown to be a dismal failure. Whose bright idea was it to try to hire brilliant people by reducing them to keywords? That's idiotic.
“So why do you want this job?” Answering that question should be really easy! Often the answers are:
In a perfect world, friendships, relationships, and business contacts would all develop naturally and blossom exactly how you'd like, but that's not the world we live in. In reality, we're all busy people, and relationships take work—work that sometimes slips our mind.
I recently posted an article called Creating a Sense of Urgency that talked about how to be more productive by creating a sense of urgency for yourself to get things done.
In the comments, someone asked why I was encouraging more stress, and what I meant by saying “stress isn’t always a bad thing.” This is what I meant:
Yesterday, I had the most heart-wrenching call. I was prepping a client for a job interview she was having later that day. As soon as we got on the phone I knew something was wrong. She said, "I didn't get much sleep," in a shaky voice. We proceeded to discuss her fears about the interview. Within minutes, she was crying.
I found this great little article on the US News website money.usnews.com and thought is was worth sharing. When looking for a new job it is vitally important to understand that your resume or network will get you the interview, your performance in the interview will you the job.
The job market is tough and the competition is fierce but with the right attitude, knowledge and the power that comes from really understanding one's strengths and aspirations most job seekers can succeed in securing viable employment.
1. Am I prepared to “give my all” in search of my ideal job?