How do you get over rejection during your job search, and keep pushing yourself to apply?

Chris Wray
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As a self-employed person for the past couple of years, and before that I worked for my family's farm, I have struggled in the whole job search area. The day before yesterday, I made it to the final round interview with what I thought was my dream company, and was rejected at the last step. How do you keep pushing yourself to apply and try to get a job even when you hate "selling yourself" and struggle with rejection? Would love your input and advice! Thank you.

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Founder - Lance for Freelancers
Hi Chris! Being rejected sucks... No one likes it so you are not alone on this... I've been rejected and failed many times and I found that failure (although painful) can teach you many things. I would try to run a 'post-mortem' on the job hunt process and see what you could have done better/differently. Also, one of the things that many people undervalue is resilience. Every failure makes you more resilient and stringer for future adventures and experiences. Good luck!
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@gilad_uziely Thank you so much!
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I will improve on my resume, interviews and get recommendations
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Simply Roy.
Keep moving, even if it's just small steps each day. If you don't, you get stuck, and nobody wants to get stuck, right? If you're rejected - reflect, learn and try again. There's no simple way to get over a rejection (especially if there have been many) but you must remember that you'll find a fit eventually!
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@royyy Thank you! Last night I wrote a list of projects that I can start working on. (: It helped!
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Keep in mind, everyone gets rejected from a job. Elon Musk was passed on as a candidate. Bill Gates was too. The point is: If you're passed on for a job, it'd because there's something much greater in store for you 🚀
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@alex_papageorge Thank you so much. I really appreciate that!