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Job Rejection: How Can I Get Back on the Horse?

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Dear Experts,

I have been job searching since August 2008; I also graduated in November of the same year. I have landed numerous interviews at various companies and have yet to land an offer.

In fact, I have had 3 interviews in the last 3 weeks and was rejected for all 3 within the past week; one of them I REALLY thought I had a good chance of getting. I have implemented most of the advice you have shared over Twitter, etc. and over the past month, I have found myself losing hope about finding a job; coupled with the recent rejection, it’s hard for me to even write a cover letter.

I’m not sure if its just a case of being burned out or depression is getting the best of me. Do you have any advice on how I can get back on the horse?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

Q#292 Start making “deposits” for success in family, physical exercise, & personal dev to combat that depression! (@beneubanks)

Q#292 Break frm job search 4 a few days 2 week. Get a fresh outlook. Work out nd eat more veggies 2 fight depression. (@kgrantcareers)

Q#292 Take a day off and do something fun. Sometimes you just need to clear your mind to get back on track. (@gradversity)

Q#292 Ouch! I had 2 yr srch; 1 foot in front of other, no stone unturnd. “never give up!” “darkest b4 dawn” (@juliaerickson)

Q#292 Job seekers today struggle w/ the same level of rejection as actors, models & musicians. Don’t give up! (@jtodonnell)

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