This blog post is about getting a no - a rejection - after a job interview and being very honest that this doesn't feel great.
I personally never feel great when I get that no after an interview. Even if I don't want the role, even if I knew this wasn't the right opportunity, getting that no, the "we don't want you" is one of the feelings I have to say is pretty hard for me. And it happened again today.
This is a topic that is pretty close to my world at the moment. A good friend got a "no" this week after many interviews and being down to the final two. It was hard to see him deal with this as I know how he feels. It isn't nice to be rejected after you have tried your best in the interviews.
In the last 12 months, I have applied for 4 jobs and had a no for all of them. Did any of the roles really suit me? No, not at all. Was I applying for the wrong role? Yes. Did I know listening to my gut instinct that every one of these roles was wrong? Yes. But it doesn't make the getting the no any easier. It is always nice to be the one who turns down something or someone instead of the other way around.
When this happens to me, I take time to reflect. I allow myself to be ok with the no. I look at the bigger picture and what is meant to happen with my life. I practise gratitude. I rebalance.
I wanted to share this quote with you that my navy shared with me. It reflects both his view on life and connects to his passion for boxing.
It is about getting up. A no may feel like a punch but it isn't the end of the boxing match. It may hurt but you can get up again and keep fighting on.
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. And I don’t care how tough you are. It will beat you to your knees and keep you permanently there if you let it”
On a journey to live the best sparkling life possible. Brit living in Denmark, mum to two amazing little people, Navy girlfriend, jazz lover, exploring yoga, buddhism and living healthy.