Can you turn a rejection into a job offer?
How? By staying in touch.
How do you stay in touch? It can be as simple as an update on your job hunt progress to the hiring manager who rejected you.
The main place to begin this work is not in how to craft an update note, however.
The main place to start is not taking any rejection as a rejection of YOU.
People often view rejections as the end of a transaction with a company. A rejection of the whole person. This is the same thing as saying “your ego got in the way and screwed things up.”
An interview gives you the chance to get in front of someone and create a connection.
If you completely cut ties with those people, you lose all of the progress you made!
Instead, add those people to your network. Send them regular updates.
Working to stay in touch, keeping them in your network: these actions lead to future opportunities.
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Persistence is a force you can cultivate and use to win offers. It’s a stand-alone asset that exists apart from your GPA, qualifications, school rank, or past experience. You can add this to your job hunt toolkit at any time.
I can’t stress enough the importance of following up after interviews.
There are many ways for you to stand out from the pool of job seekers out there - and following up is one of them.
Your ability to follow up shows organizational skills, integrity, and interest.
“Have a plan or become part of someone else’s plan”. Heard this one before?
Here’s an example DIY job hunting plan you can consult:
1. Focus on firms you love—Not just job postings. Build this list and track your outreach from this list.
2. Consult 20-30 junior hires doing the exact function you wish to have. Reach out over LinkedIn and set up calls to do this. Ask them all of your “dumb questions”. -- (Assuming your data is “normal”, it does take 30 data points to reach statistical significance ^^)
Become more than a resume to company leaders. People hire people, not your resume. Network!
Don’t judge yourself. Focus on process. Continue to refine your process so that you’re doing more of what works and less of what doesn’t.
Would you hire you? No one wants to hire a worker that doesn’t believe in themselves!
Yet, you can’t control feelings. And if you’re like me and most people, there’s a non-stop flow of thoughts and feelings that come in uninvited and attack.
It’s feelings first - they come and go, and, if left unattended, or indulged, lead to thinking. And then there’s the thinking that leads to more thinking until you’ve spun the entire story of how you’ll never get a job.
This is why it’s important to nurture mindfulness in the job hunt: there are thoughts and there are feelings. And while we can’t control the feelings from visiting or the content of thought, we can learn to observe both.
Once observed, we can selectively choose which to let go (the unwholesome “I can’t”s) and which to cultivate (the uplifting “I can”s).
You could say, “I’m terrible at networking,” or you could say,...
Here are seven mistakes international students do when they try to secure a job in the US:
1. Planning to graduate, but not beyond that
2. Getting caught in the label, “international student”
3. Confusing certifications and more tests with job hunting
4. Expecting campus competitions to open doors
5. Not choosing a focus (decide who you want to serve and how!)
6. Not following up on job applications (persistence is a positive)
7. Obsessing over resumes (no one hires a resume).
The good news is that you can do something about it!
I was a student in exactly the same situation.
Some parts I loved - Some parts such as my terrible first attempt at the job hunt I'd prefer not to repeat!
What insights about jobs, career, or the market would be the most helpful to you?
Recently, I posted about “shaving” weeks or months off of a job hunt.
Someone messaged me back asking what I meant: “Shaving?” she asked?
I can’t imagine what she was thinking.
No, not like shaving a goat.
“Shaving” means saving time. It also means cutting through illusions, installing a professional mindset.
For example, some people think it takes weeks, months, even academic years to get a job. Some think the summer job hunt is “over” since it’s now June, not realizing that internships in July and August are still possible with a bit of efficient messaging and advocating for your own goals.
Are you advocating for your own goals? If you’re not, let’s get you doing that. It’s a habit that strengthens with practice. One way to start is to reach out and ask for the advice you need.
Usually, a call can be quite helpful for this - and I'm happy to find a time.
Just DM me and we can find a time.
How interns learn:
The Managing Director covers the clients and closes the deals “with support from” (“w/s/f”)
The Director, who Executes on the deal W/S/F
The VP, who prepares the strategy and materials W/S/F
The Associate, who drafts the materials and runs the numbers W/S/F
The Analyst, who pulls the numbers and does research W/S/F
Without prior experience, the Intern!
The Intern helps the Analyst, Associate, VP, Director, and MD and gets exposed to ALL of what they do.
That’s how you get an amazing experience starting from scratch!
The freedom to travel, visit with friends and family - this is one immediate joy of a new job offer.
The skill to secure offers “on-demand” - that’s one of the great skills to master.
Where we get stuck is at this step: demanding academics solve the job hunt.
People hire people, not resumes or GPAs, or school pedigrees.
It’s unfair to ourselves and the schools to expect GPA to lead to offers.
Are you interested in saving weeks, months - even years - in the job hunt?
What if you could aim higher and achieve more than you thought possible?
DM me and I can show you how it works. No cost to do that.
I’ll be glad to understand your situation and share some advice.
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When everyone needs a [data scientist], saying you want to do [data science] is not a message anyone can digest.
Firms want THEIR problems solved.
Make it a “no-brainer”.
Brand yourself in a way that shows how you can help them. That means
Choice of firm and title
All fire in sync.
Someone telling you you just need one piece of this? That’s BS. You need to bring the total package.
You need to build the trust. After all, they’re going to hire you for something you’ve never done before.
It takes a few weeks to master this trust-building system, but there’s a good reason to invest that effort.
It means a 3-6-9-12-month job hunt shrinks down to 4-6weeks.
Sponsorship issues? They disappear. Hung up on your legal status? No one gets stuck on your legal status when you’ve got these things put together.
This doesn’t need to be perfect to start. In...
All of this stuff is going to feel strange. But only as strange as your job hunt is stuck. Job hunt going well? You are doing these things already.
Step #1: orient your message towards giving, not taking.
Everyone needs a "data scientist". Saying you want to do data science falls short.
It’s not a message anyone can digest. That’s taking, not giving.
All the pressure is on others to guess where the fit is.
Instead, make it a “no-brainer”: position yourself as a problem solver - of a specific problem. It’s what the data science post-offer gets paid for. Orient towards giving and solving. Sensitize to the issues people have.
Step #2: Step-up and orient toward human interaction - yeah, do the scary stuff.
Create an ally after you apply, generate trust in the follow-up.
Just another “apply and wait” person? FORGED-A-BOUD-IT!
Don’t require a whole bunch of stuff to happen before you start making real relationships.