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155 - How to overcome a career setback

October 10, 2022

Recently, I have been dealing with a personal setback for the past couple of weeks, and of course, my clients have lots of setbacks all the time. Although I often share on social media how excited I am about achievements from my clients when they get a new job or just signed a new contract, that doesn't mean the path to that ultimate goal has been trouble-free.

The story arc from the point when somebody starts working with me to the time they "graduate" with a job is not linear. We learn along the way. We fail along the way. And sometimes, it can be very frustrating.

So how do you overcome it? Listen to this episode, where I will discuss some of my tips and personal stories to help you deal with career setbacks.


  • Tip #1: Embrace your emotions (05:31)
  • Tip #2: Shift away from pain (12:22)
  • Tip #3: Update your goals and plans (17:06)
  • Tip #4: If you can improve your game, now is the time to revisit your steps (23:53)

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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. 


Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

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