My BBB article is still being read. 2,709 views from my LinkedIn alone. LinkedIn didn't hire me or even get to know me. All that matters is I set my own personal goals and shattered them.
Some kid can have the job and think they are prestigious. I believe in the company, the leader, and all the good it does in the world. I was going after the company, not the title.
The good news is that every rejection is not a setback. With every rejection, I rise. My career coach sent me a link for HARO. I had no idea what it was and they actually had to tell me what to do. My first day on it, a gentleman in the U.K. shared information I provided and linked my page and my words to an article he had written.
The article was books on mental toughness. How symbolic because I am tough and this will strengthen my presence in the U.K. It is, after all, the 2nd country after the United States that reads my blog.
A company may not believe in taking a risk on me and that is fine. I believe in myself and would like a company behind me to have a great, positive impact. Fortunately, my career coach is behind me and what I thought was a setback, was strength. She opened me to a new world of minds collaborating together. It has been a very positive experience!
If you need a career coach due to being in career transition or if you don't know "what you want to be when you grow up", I recommend getting one. I consider myself very resourceful, but my coach has opened me up to so much more that I couldn't see on my own.