View the webinar here: Bouncing Back After Rejection: Don’t Let Rejection Get You Down
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How to Deal with Rejection:
- Realising that rejection is a part of life and that it will inevitably affect you at some point in your life may help lessen the blow.
- The fact that somebody told you, “no” does not mean that everyone will. This is the opinion of one person. Do not let it destroy you.
- Lean on friends and family when times are tough. Find someone to help you talk through the issue. You always feel better after talking.
- Keep busy with activities that make you happy or that you enjoy. Find new people or social groups.
- Stop to reflect on what you can do better next time but keep following your dream. Most of us need to cultivate a body of work and a solid reputation before grasping our dreams with both hands.
- Press on. By not getting up and trying again you are only doing yourself a disservice. If you are passionate about something, then just look for another person, time, or place to implement those passions. Find that open door, but don’t try to pry open the closed door. You are too valuable for that.
No matter what stage you are at in the job search process, it’s likely that rejection has reared its ugly head in your direction. Being turned down for a role you really want is never fun, and it sure can affect your confidence.
A better way to handle rejection? Operating with a resilient mindset. Resiliency involves meeting challenges or setbacks with a constructive approach and focusing on the opportunities created when things don’t go as planned.
Resilient people keep a positive, adaptable attitude when thrown curveballs. To become resilient, you must understand that success and rejection go together, and that you simply cannot advance if you always play it safe.