You’re not the only one going through thisNot that knowing this will make everything better, but maybe it helps to know that it isn’t just you. There are MANY people in the same boat. And it’s really hard to keep remembering how good you are when all you get are rejections or silence.But the thing about job hunting – and I have a lot of experience going through this myself – is that job seekers almost ALWAYS have the thought that maybe nothing is ever going to come their way … until it finally does. And that job offer can come at any time.The key is keeping your spirits up not just for others, but for yourself. You are still the very same person who had hopes and dreams when you began looking. And you still have a LOT to give the right employer – even if a bunch of them (the wrong ones for you) didn’t think so.
Job search is kind of like playing the lotteryJust because you weren’t right for a good number of employers doesn’t mean you aren’t very right for the ones that matter. I had a client once who is extremely talented, but after an extended job search where he was turned down again and again, he was beginning to doubt himself and his ability to ever land a new job.So he made an appointment with me to help him see what he was doing wrong and “fix it”. But the funny thing is that the day before we were supposed to speak for the first time he got TWO great offers, and I wound up helping him through the negotiations instead.Turns out he wasn’t doing anything wrong. It was a matter of not having found the right opportunities yet. Like the stories you hear about someone winning two lotteries after not having ever won anything … sometimes it’s just a matter of timing. And, of course, patience.
What you can do for yourself as we start a new yearGoing into the new year, it’s important that you hit the ground running. Try your best to leave the past behind you, and go for it with full energy as if starting over. A new year, a new job search.The past does not need to weigh down the future. Even if you’re pretty sure that you have all the facts, why not take a few moments to read this and see if there might be something new here that at least sparks an idea:
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