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Dealing with job rejections

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10:00 AM | 29 January 2016
by Tom Withers Green
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Tom Withers Green gives his no-nonsense overview of recent job rejections at several agencies and the lesson he's learnt.

Success is largely built around dealing with pain. Rocky Balboa eloquently put it…

"It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward."

After graduating I very quickly learnt I didn’t walk on water. I moved back home. I am very much unemployed and getting a job was nowhere near as easy as I thought it would be.

I have avoided rejection my entire life, from my romantic life to professional life. Rejection is something I have tried to stay clear of. Unfortunately it is just a part of life and now I have learnt to embrace it.

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