“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill
Looking for work often seems like a (long) series of rejections.
Every time you send a resume and don’t get called for an interview it can feel like a personal attack.
The truth is, job searching and hiring is a process. And getting critiqued, ignored and rejected are (unfortunately) part of that process.
After many weeks or months of job seeking, it is hard to stay positive. While you are in this career transition, remember that you are not the only person who has felt rejection.
Here are a few examples of many famous people who faced rejection before or during their rise to success.
Stephen King’s first novel was rejected 30 times.
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
Jay-Z couldn’t get signed to any record labels.
Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.
Oprah Winfrey was told she was “unfit for TV.”
Jerry Seinfeld was booed off stage.
Steve Jobs was fired from the company he started.
The next time you don’t get the interview or job offer you want, remember that your current situation does not define you.
Posted by Denise Felder on February 23, 2014
Job seeker Michelle Elysse Canete has a good perspective on making her LinkedIn profile more effective.
I agree with her that not everyone needs 500 connections (although I do). And joining 50 groups can does not make sense unless you plan to actively participate in all those discussions.
Click the link below to read the rest of Michelle’s blog post on The Book of Revelation.
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Posted by DeniseMpls on February 13, 2014
Huffington Post blogger Dawn Gluskin recently shared her 37 Life Lessons in 37 Years.
The post reminds us of some of life’s universal lessons. Dawn lists knowledge that we’ve seen before. Honestly, some of these lessons I know in my head, but don’t always live in my heart.
A few that stand out for me are:
#8 Never take things personally.
#10 Hurt people hurt people.
#28 Overcoming your fears is one of the most empowering things you can ever do for yourself.
#34 Practice daily gratitude.
Like Dawn, I celebrated a birthday recently. Because I am a few years older than she, I’ll add five more life lessons to the list.
Change is the only constant in life. Everything evolves. Including you.
There is always time to take a deep breath or get a good night’s sleep before you act. Every important decision deserves a moment (or a day) to think about it.
This, too, shall pass.
Don’t compare your insides to someone else’s outsides. You never know what’s really going on in someone else’s life. So why waste time envying what you think they have?
As long as there is breath in you, there is hope.
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Posted by Denise Felder on January 27, 2014