Subject: Don’t be Afraid of Rejection
You’ve drafted your CV about 20 times, written cover letters to go along with every position, and applied to at least 100 posting. With each application sent in you can’t help but think this has got to be the one but then you receive that email (or sometimes you don’t even get a response) and rejection settles in.
It can be hard after being rejected so many times to feel motivated to continue with the search. There is nothing worse than the false hope of possibly getting the internship or job you wanted, going through the interview process to then be told that they have decided to go with another candidate. There is no doubt that it can really sting when this happens. I’ve been through it one too many times and I am not here to tell you that rejection is good, at the end of the day rejection really sucks. There is no other way to put it.
But I am here to tell you that even though rejection sucks and you may sometimes feel as if it’s not worth the stress. It is extremely important that you get back up and try again. There have been many times when I just wanted to quit, find any job that would take me and not have to deal with rejection again. But being rejected is just a part of life, it happens all the time and as much as it hurts it doesn’t mean you’re not good at what you do.
When applying for a certain position it’s easy to forget all the things out of your control for getting that job, we tend to think that we are the only person that applied and that therefore if they don’t hire us it’s because we are not good enough. So many of these positions are so highly competitive, meaning that the company can get over hundreds of applications and unfortunately yours can sometimes not even make it. It really is unfair but these are things that we can’t control and we have to make sure we don’t lose faith.
It might sound corny and it’s usually the last thing you want to hear after being rejected but things really happen for a reason, this rejection can open up many other opportunities. So don’t give up, keep drafting your CV and cover letters and keep applying to every application you’re interested in, whether you get rejected or not, it’s important to put yourself out there you never know what can come from it.
Don’t lose hope in yourself, you’ve got this!