Rejection letters can focus Purpose
|May 6, 2011||Posted by admin under DIRECT - Target/Resume|
Rejection letters can focus Purpose By Carlos Reyes
It seems that… every [job seeker] has had to deal with rejection in the job search process. It is inevitable. But there are occasions where rejection, though painful, is actually helpful. I have certainly come to believe this after the first rejection e-mail arrived in my inbox.
A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from an employer politely wishing me luck in my future endeavors. I was bummed. The position seemed like an appropriate post-graduation option for me that encompassed my intellectual interests and career goals and complemented my previous experiences. Alas, I did not meet the criteria. It is best to embrace the decision and not obsesses over one’s shortcomings. If it is not meant to be, it is not meant to be. I somehow came to this realization after a rough day turned around by a pep talk with a close friend. I also came across a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche that gave me new direction: “To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.” Thus, the rejection actually refocused my search and re-energized me.