Dealing with Rejection

Rejection concept.You’ve just finished a gruelling recruitment process that’s been going on for months. They’ve made you fill in dissertation style application forms, complete online tests, attend somewhat awkward group interviews and intimidating one-on-one interviews. It’s taken weeks out of your life, worrying, researching, practicing and traveling. It’s also cost you not a small amount of your dwindling cash. Now they’ve just called you to say that while they appreciate your time and effort they don’t feel that you were right for the position.

It’s an unpleasant situation made worse by the laborious nature of most graduate recruitment procedures, we’ve all been there. Unfortunately it’s all part of the process and you need to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and move on to the next job. The most important thing is to learn from the experience so it wasn’t all a complete waste of time. Continue reading

Job Hunting: The Stresses, Strains and How Not to Cry

stressedBeing unemployed sucks. It’s disastrous to self-esteem and let’s not even mention bank balances. Since we were children we’ve been instilled with the sense that life is fair – if you work hard at your GCSEs you’ll be able to take good A-levels; if you work hard at your A-levels you’ll be able to take a good degree; if you work hard at your degree you’ll be able to get a good job.

So when you’ve done all the hard work and the good job doesn’t come you can’t help feeling that somewhere along the line something has gone very very wrong… Continue reading