How to cope when career things don't quite go to plan | LSE Careers blog
One thing is for certain, we'll all be rejected for a job at some point in our lives. It's how we deal with the disappointment that's important. Disappointment is an uncomfortable emotion and can be difficult to deal with. Here guest blogger Dr Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena explains how, by thinking differently, you can use these experiences to build career resilience, focus on your core strengths, and develop a stronger sense of self. Treat every interview as a learning experience Naturally, interviews or assessments can be nerve wracking and anxiety provoking. As a way of minimising the pressure or anxiety you might feel, it can be useful to reframe the experience as one where you get to learn more about yourself, and about your potential employer. Every rejection is not a personal attack on you Neither is 'rejection' feedback. Often when we don't get the job we want, there is a temptation to couch it in personal attacks eg. 'I have failed', 'I must have done something wrong'. But often, a