Dealing with setbacks in your job hunt
How can you stay resilient in the face of refusal? I firmly believe that the key to finding another job is a game of two halves. The first part is the easier of the two, this involves getting your structure and processes polished and squeaky clean so they sparkle to prospective recruiters. For example re-drafting and updating your CV, targeting the right agencies, getting good RSS feeds set up etc.
The second half is often harder to achieve. This involves staying up beat and continually positive, to keep job searching when you really don’t feel like it.
This a comment from a client who has just landed a job that I have been working with: ‘I must admit the whole process took me a lot longer than I first thought it would, and I found it difficult getting continuous knock backs with little or no feedback as to why somebody else was selected over me.’
So what can you do? Here are 5 steps to help keep you on track and feeling resourceful.