How To Stay Resilient, Motivated & Confident During The Job Application Process …. When I Was Rejected At Interview
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of rejection at application or interview. If not recognised and managed, it can have really damaging effects that can sabotage future chances of getting the jobs that you deserve. It can appear in many guises such as;
– Forcing you to a falsely conclude that there’s no point in “getting your hopes up” for the jobs you want.
– Fueling limiting beliefs that have the power to talk you OUT of future positions that you CAN do.
– Affecting the words that are used to talk about yourself within your CV and application documents, which appear LESS impressive than you really are.
– Presenting as nerves, and self doubt at interview.
– Damaging interview performance by playing down your successes and preventing you from as appearing as the confident, capable, unique individual that you ARE!
There IS a way to combat all of this, and that is to;
– Recognise when it’s happening.
– Take control by creating a routine that keeps you in what I call ….
THE JOB & INTERVIEW POWER ZONE!
Everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another, but in this list below is a range of positive, practical and proactive things to build yourself a routine that not only keeps you motivated and in the most successful mindset for applying for jobs, but very importantly protects you from the negative impacts of not having the resilience, motivation and confidence that’s needed to see you through right through to the job offer.
MIX & MATCH A ROUTINE FOR YOURSELF USING THIS LIST (AIM FOR AROUND 2 PER DAY)
– Gratitude – write down or have a think of what you’re truly grateful for.
– Visualise the interview going well – Imagine nodding heads and smiling faces, how you will feel when you know it’s going well, or when you leave and feel so proud at having a fantastic interview!
– Visualise yourself in the job role – What would you be wearing? What can you see? Imagine what you would do on your first day or week.
– Set simple goals for the day – Tick off achievements for the day.
– Create a playlist – One that puts you in a good mood, one that taps you into your alter ego or the best version of yourself.
– Journalling – write down your thoughts and feelings
– Creating a visual board – Including goals, pictures and words of inspiration. Immerse yourself in it and allow yourself to visualise it all being true.
– Find a motto that you can keep telling yourself, or stick postets around the house – Mine is I can, I will, I must. What’s yours?
– Build into your day things that make you truly happy – Cooking, chilling, reading, pampering, chatting to friends – whatever it is, do more of it!
– Read or listen to something inspirational – Even if it’s a page or two, a bit of a podcast, a chapter of an audio book.
– Have a policy where you only surround yourself with positive people right now.
– Eat well, get fresh air and exercise.
– Look at your elevator pitch – Say it out loud until it feels part of you.
OTHER STEPS YOU COULD TAKE WITH ME BY YOUR SIDE;
– You could book a call with me so we can review and chat through your existing application documents and your interview technique.
– Join my motivating Facebook Groups and join me for Monday Motivation.
– Watch my FREE interview training.
You CAN get the job you want or need right now, but it is important that you have a positive mindset throughout.
Sending you positivity and success!