Handling constructive criticism (I didn’t get the job)

If you follow me on twitter then you'd know I had a job interview that I was very excited for, and walked out thinking I nailed it. As you can tell from the title, I didn’t nail the interview… It could have gone worst because they still invited me to attend their training and reinterview - but that’s not the point of this post. The point of this blog post is handling criticism and having a positive outlook on life. 



I recently had a conversation with @kat_last where she described a book discussing having a positive outlook on life so everything in your life will be positive. It’s coincidental that we had this conversation the day before I got the (kind of) rejection email, but keeping the conversation in mind, I wanted to make the most of this rejection. 

Don’t get me wrong, when I first read the email my heart dropped making me want to crawl under a rock and eat the rejection away. But when I reread it a few times to make sure I understood what they were saying, I couldn’t get angry. The critiques were fair and at the end of the day it was constructive criticism. If you’re going to take it as just criticism and not constructive then you’ll never really progress in life.

It’s all about accepting that you’re not going to get everything you go after, and understanding you might have to adapt yourself. This isn’t the easiest of things to do at times, especially when you put all of your eggs in one basket; but when you figure out how you'll be able to take over the world.

I'm rooting for you all.

Best of luck out there,
Mario El :p