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Finding the Positives in Job Rejection

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CWU chapter.

For a few months now, I have been applying to jobs for after graduation. Now that we are only a week away from graduation, I still have yet to receive a job relating to my field, which I am kind of stressing out about.

Society has groomed us to believe that we must have a job lined up after college, but in reality most of us have no idea what we want to do. We have been in school for 16+ years and now are just escaping those long nights of homework and stress. We have not had the chance to gain the full “adulting” experience. It seems only fair that we have time to figure out what suits are passion and academic skills now that we are out in the “real world”.

It can be really discouraging to be told “you did not get the job”. You wonder what did I do wrong, what could I have done better, and who actually received the job? It can be hard to stay positive when you have received a few “no’s” and your fellow peers are landing jobs left and right.

In the midst of all of this, I have been trying to stay positive. I think part of the reason we do not receive a certain job is because it may not have been the right fit for us or it was not meant to be. I think if we keep trying and stay focused we will end up landing a great job.

Some things you can do in order to aid your job search is network on Linkedin, stylize your resume and cover letter on Canva or Adobe, making sure you follow up via email after submitting an application, and not letting the rejection define your whole existence. 

Although the process of filling out job applications and playing the waiting game can be exhausting, it will all be worth it when you finally receive a “yes, you got the job”.

Her Campus CWU President and Writer Previous Her Campus CWU Events Director Current student at Central Washington University  Major: Public Relations Minor: Advertising, Sports Business, and Interdisplinary Honors I love writing about anything and everything! Politics, fashion, mental health, and many others! I hope to be able to utilize my skills/ endeavors from Her Campus, along with other clubs, organizations, and experience in order to pursue a career in PR.