So, let’s say you’ve just been rejected for a job and right now you feel small and it’s like no one’s ever gonna hire you again and everything right now is horrible and hopeless. Try not to think about it literally. Keep things in context. The truth of the matter is, you’re not going to find each employment you apply for. At the point when you’re confronted with a “no,” set aside some effort to handle your feelings. You may feel paralyzed or disappointed by your first dismissal. At the point when a couple of all the more no’s move in, you’ll probably see red. This is totally common-it’s hard not to consider them to be an assault on your marvelousness. Yet, it truly and genuinely isn’t.
I know exactly how you feel. The next day you’ll probably feel a little better, but I have to tell you, I’ll be the first to admit, a lot of recruiters have no idea how to assess someone’s value or capabilities. A lot of times they can’t spot talent when it’s staring them straight in the face.
Here is somebody telling you who has absolutely no idea about the profession themselves. Here’s someone telling you that you don’t measure up…. etc.
Why is this process so horrible? Well, it’s because it’s got so many contradictions in it.
For example, what’s the thing, that they always say they’re looking for, especially in big companies? They say they’re looking for someone who can think “outside the box”, right? Someone who is creative and who is innovative and they have original thoughts, right? Who is assertive. But what are they actually looking for as signaled by their actions, they’re looking for someone who is a team player. Someone who won’t ask questions. Somebody who won’t rock the boat and will keep their head down – do what they’re told and not question anything, that’s what they’re really looking for.
Now, anyone with half a brain can tell you this is a complete contradiction and that’s why it’s never going to work out.
Another one, for example, is the fact that they’re always looking for someone who’s got a lot of educational qualifications and many many years of experience.
But they’re paying entry-level compensation that also is a total contradiction. Not to mention that a lot of recruiters are disrespectful, arrogant, sometimes entitled to no self-awareness, but yet at the same time they expect candidates to be nothing but gracious and never show any frustration whatsoever.
You know, as a normal human being would under those circumstances, especially when often when someone is looking for a job they’re feeling very vulnerable and we’re not really seeing them at their best.
I have to tell you – don’t depreciate yourself. When you get back into your job searching, try being more flexible with what you’d consider applying to.
The jobs search it’s a very serendipitous process. It means that there’s a lot of luck involved. Usually, when people get hired, they get hired, because they just happen to come along at the right time and they just happen to have this thing that the employer just was looking for at that moment. Purely a matter of luck. It has more to do with luck than it has to do with anything that’s calculated or crafted on your part.
The job search is really a numbers game. If you think about it for a second, if a hundred people apply for a job statistically each one of those people has a one percent chance of getting that job. So, if you have a one percent chance of getting every job you apply for, the way to increase your odds of getting hired is to apply for many jobs, correct?
If you’re wondering where all the good jobs are. Where all the easy interviews are. Where all the questioners are. Who actually believes you when you do your presentation. If you’re wondering where all that stuff is.
Well, it’s in the hidden labor market. If you’ve never heard of the hidden job market, you need to look it up. Go to google and type in the hidden job market and start learning about it. These are the jobs that are not posted publicly. Over 50 percent of the people who get jobs, get them in the hidden job market.
Hopefully, this post will help you a little bit.
And always remember – do not underestimate yourself. You’re marvelous and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.
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