How to Handle Rejections


"Do you feel cold and lost in desperation? You build up hope but failure's all you've known. Remember all the sadness and frustration, And let it go, let it go."

-- Linkin Park

You thought you did really well in a interview, but you didn’t get selected. You’ve spent the whole week on a presentation but someone else’s idea got selected. Rejection is inevitably a part of life regardless of which stage of life you’re at.

If you think you’re alone, think again, because we are here for you, with you! Let’s look at how we can deal with it together.

Step 1: Power. No one can make you feel bad about yourself except for you. Words can hurt you only if you let them. When you soak yourself in anger, frustration, disappointment, you are only allowing yourself to give power to the rejection. Take that back, take control and you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Mindset. When you face rejection, do you think of it as a door closed, or the path to find the next opportunity? How about believing that there is a bigger plan waiting for you to be ready for it? According to the Law of Attraction, what you think about you bring about. Are you thinking about the big positive thing yet?

Step 3: Interpretation Never ever fall into the trap of believing you are not good enough. Everyone is good in one way or another. Just because one particular company don’t think you are ideal for one job position doesn’t mean you can never be a perfect fit for another company. It’s the same way not just for jobs but even in relationships as well!

Ultimately, is it rejection we are afraid of? Or are we afraid of the disappointment that comes with it? It could even be the rage that comes with it when we realize our efforts were wasted. But is it really wasted? That depends on your perspective.

Since we are on the topic of rejection, a market survey revealed that job applicants would like to know if they got rejected when they are not selected for the job they applied or interviewed for, which is why we took the liberty to add the job status feature on our app. If you think this feature can come in handy when finding a job, download the SHIFT job app, and all you have to do is: Fill up your profile (which is also your resume) Swipe up to apply

Good luck!

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