Anyone who tells you that rejection doesn’t affect them is lying. The only bigger liars are the ones who claim they haven’t been rejected before. Because no matter how fine, smart, or talented you are, rejection is a part of life. Not just personally, but professionally too.
Accepting this reality doesn’t make it feel much better when you find a job that piques your interest, get called in for an interview, and walk out thinking “I killed that!"...only to find out that they decided to go with someone else.
Be disappointed. Scream (inside of your car or bedroom). Have that glass of wine. Then read the rest of this article.
No matter how bad being rejected may have made you feel, there really are some silver linings; even in the professional world. If you’re open to receiving them, that is.