Nobody ever said life was easy. Sometimes when you are looking for career opportunities you will hit a lot of dead ends. You may feel frustrated and dejected; these are normal feelings to feel. But what separates you from everyone else is how you respond to rejection. Some will give up, stop looking, and retire to the comfort of their couch to watch the rest of that Netflix series they have wanted to finish. But others will up the ante. They will follow up on emails sent to employers and ask them where they stand in the application process. They will explore other organizations and look for opportunities for which they can get involved in. They will come to the Career Center to get their resume and cover letters checked to make sure they are what employers are looking for. In the words of the famous film and television actor Kyle Chandler, “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” The path to success may be full of obstacles and challenges but you are the only one who can walk it. It starts and ends with you.
|Scott Davidson, Career Fellow|