The Magic Formula For Being Rejected

The Magic Formula :
The other day, I was at Starbucks talking to an attractive 80 year old female, about 45 years old. She worked for a Nursing Agency, but was looking to move up in the field after years of dealing mainly with children and elderly patients. We got to talking about what the nurses do, and she mentioned that they receive a lot of rejections when they ask them to look at the physical therapists for placement with a hospital.

She admitted that she was turned down on the strength of her clinical skills. Using her clinical skills to send in a proposal would be a commendable act, but clinical skills are not the only basis upon which one can be turned down, she reminded me. I don’t agree…

Now, what is the magic formula for being turned down? I don’t have it, but I can tell you that it isn’t any specific number of criteria that will prevent you from being accepted into a clinical position. Instead, what I suggest, is a change in how you view your clinical skills.

I can’t say that any specific number will prevent you from being hired into a position, but I do suggest that the clinical field is far from over. The number of positions available in a clinical specialty is greater than can be seen simply by looking at a newspaper’s list of nursing jobs. The list is the minimum available pool of positions in a variety of different specialties.

Nursing is a reflection of America’s strengths as a nation. Each and every person who is graduating college is certain to find a significant position in the commercial world, if they work hard their hardest.

Take my best friend’s case. He graduated college in 1980 with a Degree in Nursing. He took a position in the Men’s Wear department of a large clothing store. It wasn’t exactly the most exciting job in the world, but he did learn some skills that have served him well ever since. He learned to become a great salesperson, and an expert on the Men’s Wear line.

After years of rejection and disappointment, in the late 1980’s Bill realized he had to change his career. Working in the retail business had become too comfortable for him. He hated his job and quit in 1990. Now, in his forties, he is doing what he enjoys best, customizing mobile homes for people.

Both of these examples illustrate that you can overcome being rejected for a job, if you know how to overcome it.

Reasons That Rejection Helps You Learn More Too

rejection makes you a better person and prepare you for a better position. It can demonstrate your strength as a person. It also broadens your background and experience. The rejection makes you approach the learning process with more dedication and enthusiasm

You can see how a reject can work to your advantage. For example, in the above example, Bill learned a lot from his job rejection and used the knowledge to find a position he is currently happy in, even though it was not in the field of his training.

Your attitude can say a lot about you. It is a common human response. If you are confident and feel you are fit for a field of work, you will probably enjoy it more. If you are unsure of a field of work, you may put less effort into it. This can be frustrating to employers, but a viable career can be crafted around this type of response.

If you are unsure of a specific field of work, try to broaden your horizons. Contact employers that interest you regardless of the field of work. You will improve your resume and job search prospects, minimize the frustration of rejection, and increase your chances of getting hired into a job you like more than anything else.