Sunday, October 4, 2015
If At First You Don't Succeed...Originally posted October 24, 2014
Life has it's way of coming full circle. About a month before I was "let go" from my job in June, a co-worker left to pursue an opportunity at a like minded company. At the time, I didn't think anything of it, but when job positions were presented to me in my search for employment, it became very ironic that this company was in my radar again. Previous posts here as well as on LinkedIn have been an outlet through writing about my endeavor to find the correct employment. As mentioned before, I went through a series of interviews, the final interview didn't happen. Then weeks later, an internship position became available, only to be nixed right before the interview. This is all with the same company. Recently been in contact with various staffing agencies via recruiters. Yeah, connecting my resume, and employment desire is proving to be harder than it really should be with the job market getting better by the day. Thus, after contemplation, career personality tests, and lack of patience, I sought out to build my own business. This is after being approached for my expertise in social media marketing in the past 3 years from various people/companies. This week after a series of emails, I finally made a drawn out proposal to a prospective client who originally approached me. Yeah, then like a knife through the heart came rejection through a vague explanation of why they decided they didn't need my services. This is not my first time dealing with rejection in my lifetime, and I do not expect it to be the last, however, I need to figure out how to get my life back on track. This brings me to if at first you don't succeed, you re-evaluate then figure out a new plan.