For the first time ever, I did not get a job I interviewed for. This was my first technical interview and I knew there was a very good chance I wouldn’t get the job, yet it still doesn’t feel good.
It feels like what I bring to the table isn’t valued. Perhaps it isn’t. Perhaps I wasn’t ready for approval.
Regardless of the other party’s reasons, it’s up to me to decide how to respond to the rejection.
Will I wallow in the sting, feel hopeless, and give up?
Can I take the rejection as a motivator, learn from my mistakes, and move on to another opportunity?
The ball is in my court, so to speak.