Get over dejection, stay motivated and don't lose hope
October 30,2020 at 12:14AM UTC
Like many out there, I have been a casualty of Covid on the professional front. The startup I was working at lost it's funding and had to close shop. I've been looking/applying/interviewing rigorously for the last few months. Going to all the job boards, applying to anything that looks interesting or is a fit, researching each company as if it's THE job interview you have to nail. It's the same song and dance, the same script, the same marketing and selling yourself. How do you stay motivated? For the last few weeks, I've been told "we are in the final rounds, you're one of 2 top candidates, we'll get back to you shortly". The next few days go by and you get THE call. "We are so sorry, but we have decided to go with the other candidate. They had more experience than you in x area. It was a really tough decision. Wish you luck in your job hunt". You muster out "thank you for getting back to me and for the opportunity. The position needs to be filled by the best fit for the company. Let's stay connected on LinkedIn.". Just the past day, my husband told me, don't lose hope, then it's all over. Stay positive. The best you can do is apply and search and interview. I'm honestly tired and exhausted and then feel guilty about it. Shouldn't I be motivated to get a new job and keep going and help with the mortgage and the kids? My mind is saying one thing and my body is saying something completely opposite.
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