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Real talk! The job search process can be an emotional rollercoaster with its fair share of ups and downs. It’s easy to feel discouraged when things don’t go as planned, and disappointment can be an unavoidable part of the process.
But don’t worry…
There are ways to manage your expectations and cope with disappointment.
Today, I’m sharing FIVE practical approaches that have helped me navigate the job search process with greater resilience + grace. You’ll be better equipped to handle setbacks confidently by increasing your self-awareness and developing alternative approaches.
In addition, these techniques will help you make better choices about reacting at the moment, which emotions to embrace, and what to let go of when things don’t go according to plan.
So, don’t let disappointment get you down; let’s dive in and discover how to stay positive and motivated during your job search!
FIVE things to consider for managing expectations and disappointment when things don’t go as planned.
I’ve learned that increasing your self-awareness and having alternative approaches ready will help you make better choices about reacting in the moment, what emotions to embrace, and what to let pass if you hear the dreaded “no.”
Resources mentioned in this episode:
How to Manage the Emotional Roller Coaster of a Job Search
This Is the Email Smart People Send When They’re Rejected for a Job
The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness, by Penney Peirce
Your Ultimate Interview Prep Playbook
Interviewing is an insider job—you must reset your mindset and map your strategy to conquer your next interview with poise + purpose!
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Your Career, Your Brand: Tips and Tricks for Crafting Your Professional Brand
For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.