Failure doesn’t define us. It helps us. We use failure to learn from.
For many job seekers, not getting an interview for every application sent out is now expected - and many times we don’t get to learn from it. There is also the added frustration that companies simply don’t get back to or give feedback to job applicants when it is asked for.
But effective job search is obtained by getting as much feedback as you can about every application you send out and every interview you go to. Otherwise you are playing out the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result.
Even though you might expect a no, or a no response - each time there is no positive result, it does something to your ego. It sends a subtle message that maybe you aren’t as good as you think you are. Maybe you don’t have the commercial skills someone said you have. Maybe you’re doing something wrong in your CV. Doubt and lacking confidence creeps in.
This can be avoided by knowing your job seeking mistakes. Once you know what isn’t working, then you can adjust accordingly. But many people never find out and this then plays out into feeling as though you can’t fit in to a workplace and then society, and into any number of things including, depression and suicide.
I don’t mean to be a “negative Nancy” here, however this is the reality for some people. Maybe you either know someone in this situation, or have experienced this road yourself. Hopefully you found success before it became too bad.
But at what point do we seek help when things don’t work in our favour and we don’t understand why? How bad does it need to be before we ask for help? Is it the Defence culture? We are supposed to be tough. We can handle almost any situation. If we ask for help, that is a sign of weakness.
Every successful person has advisors. Some formal, some informal. Not one successful person makes it on their own. Can I urge you not to do life on your own? Especially during one of potentially the most stressful times of your life.
It doesn’t need to be stressful. Getting an interview for each job application is achievable. Promoting your commercial value to an employer to win the job is achievable. Don’t wait until your confidence is so low that your only hope is to then ask for help. Don’t do that to yourself, or your family.
Our success rate is that over 9 out of every 10 people we help wins the job they target. You too can have job success. Call us to find out how we can help you – 1300 366 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll also receive our SOP Guide to Transition Success as a first free gift.