A big part of being a newbie in the tech field is rejection. Rejection is just an unpleasant part of the human existence. I’ve suffered enough setbacks to make me a rejection PRO, but for some reason every time I see that ‘we regret to inform you’ from a potential employer, I do a little bit of this…
So how do you get over the emotional slice of having a business hit you with the ‘girl,bye’?
- Feel it. Feel the disappointment, but don’t wallow in it for too long.
- Do a self-analysis. This doesn’t mean pick yourself a part and question your whole self-worth, but just see where you can make improvements, what can set you apart from the others. For me, I’m realizing that I don’t have a big enough body of work. I need to showcase, my skill and what I have to offer.
- Get motivated, watch something happy, shake off the negativity and move forward.
- Do the work. Build the portfolio, improve the skill, make yourself irresistible. If rejection strikes again, do a Brian McKnight and start back at one.