Getting past job search rejection
SIOUX CITY, IA -- You've been sending out resumes like crazy, but you're still not getting any responses. At some point, you realize that no news isn't good news. You've been rejected. Dealing with the challenges of searching for a job is never easy, but dealing with rejection doesn't have to tank your morale. Here are a few tips to help you get past job search rejection.
Process Your Emotions: It's natural to feel angry or frustrated when you're working so hard to find a job and meeting with so much rejection. Pinpoint what event and thoughts are creating the feeling of anger and express the anger in an effective way. Exercise, listen to music, write or talk it out with a friend. Getting over it will help you move forward more constructively. Exercise: Hitting the gym can help you feel better. It takes about 20 minutes of exercise for the endorphins to start being released in your body. Endorphins are natural pain and stress fighters produced by your body. The activity will help you clear your head and recharge for the next round.
Regain Perspective: Heading outdoors also improves your perspective. Go to places such as the ocean, the mountains or the desert. A change of venue will help you shake off some of your malaise and get you out of your own head for a while. Volunteer: Volunteering is a great way to deal with rejection. This kind of work helps you see how much you have to offer and how much more you are valued as a human being versus as a worker performing a certain job title. It's a great way to hone your skills, learn new ones and make valuable additional contacts.