Stop blaming yourself for losing your dream job
The first thing you’ll need to do is stop blaming yourself for not snagging your dream job because most likely it had nothing to do with you as a person. Moreover, it probably didn’t have all that much to do with your skills either! Truthfully, it was it most likely a “preference” decision.
Think about it this way, the recruiter, interviewer, or hiring manager, probably had several thousand applications and resumes to sift through, so they probably used a program to go through them and determine (through pre-determined keywords), which applicants they wanted to bring in for interviews.
But, why didn’t you get the job after you interviewed for it? Well, there could be a thousand reasons why you weren’t hired after interviewing – reasons that may not have anything to do with your experience or education. So, be thankful you didn’t get that particular job, because it just means something better is waiting for you.
How can you cope with losing your dream job? By reminding yourself just how FAB you are! More specifically, spend time with people who make you feel good – i.e. attractive, smart, sexy, witty, funny, creative, inspired, motivated, happy, and fulfilled. If you don’t have a lot of “free-time” to spend with your friends and family, then call them and have an extra-long gabfest.
Nothing makes you feel better than connecting with the people who always have your back. You may also want to purchase a positive affirmations book or print off some from the Internet. Then, post them on your bedroom walls and fridge, and/or tape them to the dashboard in your car. Surround yourself with positivity. And, realize that not snagging your dream job is, in no way, your fault.