Don’t Let One Bad Event Bring You Down

Don’t let one bad event bring you down.

Many years before, I went for an interview with one of the Big Fours. After rigorous rounds of pre-interviews, I was called in to “have a chat” with the talent acquisition manager.

The way the interview was conducted make me feel stupid, embarrass, and questioning my self-worth. In short, she told me that I have nothing to offer them. These, despite the fact that I have reached many milestones before and had demonstrated my ability to deliver successful projects and with high recommendations.

I felt dejected, and down. I went home and cried for days.

Looking back, I wish I had told myself it was only that 1 organization, 1 interview, 1 day, 1 incident that makes me feel sad about myself. I also wish I had a career coach back then to prep me well.

Never let that one incident bring you down. It was just one event. Not your entire life.

I hope this post brings you hope and comfort to those who failed in your interviews.

To your career success
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Author: Hanie Razaif-Bohlender

Hanie is co-founder and General Manager of Dragonfire Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd, a Kuala Lumpur-based management consulting firm, and Dragonfire Academy, a center for continuous adult learning. Hanie is widely known as “The Career Doctor” for her coaching roles with private clients in their quest to find clarity, happiness, and fulfilment during their career journey.

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