The Job Hunting Podcast

120. When job hunting hurts: What to do about it and how to avoid setbacks.

February 7, 2022

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I have seen many amazing professionals give up on their job search for months or even years, because of what they perceived was a rejection, be it a lackluster reception of their interest in being promoted, or a job they applied for and didn't get. I spoke recently to someone who took two years to recover from a rejection from a job she applied for and believed it was a dream job for her. In fact, she was indeed a great fit for the role and went all the way to the final interview stage. But at best her chance was 50%, assuming there was another excellent candidate competing for the position.

There is no reason to feel bad about missing out on a job opportunity. Taking too long to try again takes a toll on your career. That’s what I address in this episode, and offer ways to overcome the negative feelings so you can move on with your career. 

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Are you new to The Job Hunting Podcast? If so, here is a bit about your host:

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients

So there is no excuse – I'm determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

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