While potential employees apply to various jobs and teens apply to various colleges, both must endure getting rejected time and again. Whether it is from an Ivy League school or a senior company, learning to bounce back from rejection is a skill not often taught in school, but is extremely important in the effort to gain endurance throughout life.
In the 2010 study, “Rejection Sensitivity in Late Adolescence: Social and Emotional Sequelae,” researchers Emily G. Marston, Amanda Hare and Joseph P. Allen of the University of Virginia found that rejection sensitivity was a consistent characteristic during a critical three-year period in late adolescence. It is important that these teens learn how to handle this experience early in order to prevent disruptive emotional disturbances. The impact of repeated rejection can hinder a teen’s ability to establish a career and lead to further social difficulties.
In regards to overcoming a missed job opportunity, three different occupational experts have offered their own words of wisdom.
According to Susan P. Joyce, lead writer and editor for Job-Hunt.org, MIT Sloan Visiting Scholar and critical member of the Institute for Career Transitions, the realizations a person should make after a job rejection include:
Uzair Bawany, who has 19 years of work recruitment experience and is deputy chairman of the U.K.-based recruitment organization, APSCo, also listed similar ways to survive rejection:
Donna Wiederkehr, chief marketing officer (CMO) of Dentsu Aegis Network has also been responsible for the growth of more than 22 marketing, media and communication companies. In a commentary for Fortune Insider, her career advice for job seekers consisted of:
Sometimes the excess stress of one’s prospective career or current workplace environment can lead to a serious anxiety disorder or even substance abuse. If you or a teen in your life needs professional support, contact Sovereign Health Rancho San Diego over the phone or visit us online to learn about accessible and customizable treatment options.
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Written by Lee Yates, Sovereign Health Group writer