You’ll have the opportunity to receive feedback from a career coach so you can make these documents shine.
- You might be ready for a job, but the employer might not be ready to hire you.
- A short window to apply does not mean a timely conclusion or quick offer.
Try to view this time as an opportunity for growth:
- Practice your interview and networking skills.
- Pay attention to your body and your health—you need to be in top form both mentally and physically. Find a workout you enjoy and do it regularly. Read a book, play a game and stay active.
- Dr. Seuss was rejected by 27 publishers.
- Abraham Lincoln lost eight elections, failed in business twice and suffered a nervous breakdown.
- Steve Jobs was fired by Apple’s board of directors.
Which word will you choose to define yourself? Tenacious, determined, diligent, insistent, steadfast, enduring, purposeful, dedicated, durable, strong, patient, survivor? Hang in there and keep moving forward.
- Stay connected with friends and family—let them know how they can help you.
- Step back to evaluate what you’ve done and see what needs to be tweaked.
- Keep your sense of humor and stay flexible. Things don’t always go as planned, but if the outcome is what you want, it doesn’t really matter which route you took to get there.
- An achievement is an achievement—don’t measure it, just celebrate it.
- Reward yourself at the end of a hard day or week—you’re doing a great job and deserve some recognition.
Ask a career coach your question.
Specially trained in career services, the career coaches offered by University of Phoenix as a complimentary resource form a network across the United States. All coaches hold a master’s degree in counseling or a related field, and have years of experience in assisting students and alumni in reaching their career goals.