"The best therapy for a fall is to get back up and getting back up from whatever knocked you down is resilience. To every job seeker out there, resilience is the key to a fresh start for you on the job horizon."
Psychology Today describes resilience as the ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever.
APA Help Center also describes resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.
Take a breath and imagine this: You saw a job advert and you were really eager to apply for the job because of your matching qualifications. Unexpectedly, you were called for the job interview miles away from your base. After the interview, you expected a call to confirm your employment but it didn't come through. You called a co-applicant and he told you he got the job. Just relax and face life squarely in order to get your dream job. The best help you can offer yourself is to get back up, because failure is part of life and there is the need for a job seeker to build capacity in order to scale through failures and difficulties in life rather than allow situations overpower him/her.
Diverse studies have been carried out on animals in terms of the traits they possess and exhibit.
Have you ever seen an ant as big as a human being? You are free to give us your feedback if you have. Despise the size of the ant they survive in diverse conditions. Here are some facts about the resilient ant:
• MAKES A MOVE AT THE SLIGHTEST OPPORTUNITY
Leave your sugar jar open and see them around in no time.
• FORMS A GOOD AND RELIABLE NETWORK
We purposely took the picture of some ants some time ago. A particular ant tried to lift a crumb to no avail, immediately a network was formed and the crumb was moved to their colony.
No matter the situation, the ant seeks solution as fast as possible and they form an indomitable network. Job seekers are expected to do same.
Here are some tips on how to position yourself boldly when you don't get the job:
• A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
Attitude determines failure or success and your attitude in times of adversity determines your result. As a job seeker, if you were not able to get that job- don't blame yourself and don't host a pity party for yourself. The best you should do is to groom positive thoughts and exhibit a positive attitude. Your positive attitude is a determinant to change the status quo.
• BE OPTIMISTIC
Oxford English Dictionary defines optimism as a feeling that good things will happen and that something will be successful; the tendency to have this feeling; "though I did not get the job, a better offer awaits me".
• DEAL WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
Deal with how you feel about whatever has happened on the job horizon because what you feel affects your attitude to a large extent.
• SEE FAILURE AS AN AVENUE TO LEARN
See the failure to get that job as an experience, learn from it, improve where necessary and open a new chapter to get better job offers and a lucrative employment.
We believe you learnt something from the resilient ant and you have seen ways to pick yourself up when you don't get the job. Moreover, a job seeker should endeavor to join a good and reliable network at every phase in job search.
Remember, your indomitable capacity energizes your mind to succeed.
What helps you to persevere is your resilience and commitment- Roy T. Bennett.
Therefore, maintain a courageous stand in the face of adversity. This is the key to an indomitable life for a job seeker.