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Penelope Calderon
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Medical Assistant at Orange County Medical Clinic

I've had 5 job interviews last week. Today I got rejected from two. One in particular, I was incredibly excited for. It took every ounce of my strength not to cry when I read the rejection letter. So what did I do? I went and got a cookie with a friend. I signed up to volunteer at a local animal shelter (because puppies could cheer ANY one up right?). I started my prep for the 6th interview I have coming up. I reflected and realized that the world will try to beat you down and give you reasons to give up.

Don't.

Eat a cookie and keep on going!

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Nicole Bradshaw
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Cnc Machinist at Pittsburgh Precision Instr Inc

I love your positivity, the world needs MORE of this attitude that's for sure!

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Luz Kessler
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Stay At Home Parent at N A

I agree. There was a job I was really excited for, I thought "man, this has my name all over it." I got a very rudimentary and canned "We are sorry we are unable to offer you an interview at this time" type of email. Needless to say? I cried an hour or so.

So far, it hasn't been all fabulous, but I haven't given up yet. Hang in there--I am too!

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Ava Lawrence
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Just hold on, and you have a great way to look at things. Two rejections should never break you. Sometimes you have to fail a ton before you succeed.

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Juanita Porter
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I think it’s great that you are keeping your chin up Penelope! Rejection is difficult for anyone and it can be tempting to drown in that negativity. I think cookies, puppies, & prepping for your next interview are some of the best ideas I’ve heard for dealing with it constructively! You sound like someone who would be great to work with & I wish you the very best of luck with your job search :). Thanks also for volunteering....the world needs more people like YOU!!!!

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Ashley Wilson
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Awwww I am so sorry. I think this is a great attitude to have though. I too have had moments where I have broken down and cried at a lost opportunity, but the important thing is to keep going. Perhaps as Delissa mentioned you might want to consider working with animals if you really would enjoy that. ...and cookies, well they always fix everything, well that and chocolate ; ) Good luck on that next interview Penelope!

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Anthony Harrington
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Delisa Hall
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Behavioral Therapist at Delta T Group

Why just volunteer with animals? Rover. Com for a job. Good attitude!

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