How to cope with rejection when applying for a paralegal job.
Can you relate to the following?
1. No response to a cover letter or resume.
2. No response after the first interview. Absolute silence!
After I moved to Florida from Oklahoma, I must have sent out somewhere in the neighborhood of 8-10 cover letters and resumes.
However, I did receive 2-3 telephone calls from either law firm administrators or attorneys. Our short conversations gave me some hints regarding why I wasn’t being offered positions.
So, I experimented with my resume and cover letters in order to break down the walls.
Yep – it was mind boggling and very scary. You see, I needed a job in the worst way. At this point in our lives, my salary was needed to help keep the boat afloat (in a big way!)
Even though I had 3 years experience in litigation, no one would give me a chance.
What I realized during this time was that I had to trust the Lord to place me in the right firm. If I was being turned down (& I was), then there was a good reason for it.
So, I tweaked that ‘ol cover letter and resume and continued to push forward.
Don’t give up! I told myself.
Keep moving forward.
There are lessons to be learned through the trials and tribulations of rejection. Don’t miss that as you journey through it.
Remember, He has your best interests at heart and has a specific path laid out for you.
I learned a lot during this 3-4 week period – about myself.
Finally, the phone call came that I had been praying for and I was on my way.
Keep praying, my friend and trust Him. He will not let you down.