Stay focused and have a thick skin
You’re probably going to fail a few times before you land a job, Sanford said.
“That’s the other thing that’s difficult for some students,” he said. “Quite frankly, they’ve never failed before. They had a great high school career, went to college and had a great college career, and now they’re faced with ‘now what?’ ”
The feeling of failure can be devastating. The important part, Sanford said, is to avoid letting that sense of rejection show up in your interviews. Don’t wear it on your sleeve.
“You may get more ‘no’s’ but if you stay true to your goals, keep trying, and get feedback along the way, a job opportunity will likely show up,” Shen-Filerman said. “You can’t wait for a job to land on your lap, you have to hit the pavement and persist to win.”