How’s Your Aim

The more you do something, the better you become at doing it


There are times when you’re in the middle of a job search when it all can seem overwhelming. So much so, in fact, that you may feel intimidated by certain companies, certain jobs, certain individuals, etc.


There also are times in your job search when you have to suck it up and do what you have to do.



One can only hope that you’re not one of them, but there are job seekers out there who will pass on applying for a job, or to a company because that feeling of being overwhelmed does intimidate them. Or, it could just be that they passed on an opportunity out of a fear of rejection. And they are the worse for it.


But every cloud does have a silver lining – so they tell us. Yes, even being rejected can be a learning experience.


Every time you aim at a job or a target company and come up empty, you still have progressed by what you take away from the experience. Maybe you learn something that can improve your resume. Maybe you become aware of some things to learn about a company that will improve your next interview.


And the more times you aim at a company or a job – even though you may miss the target – your aim will get just a little bit better and, over time, your aim will improve to the point where you start to hit your targets.


That’s why they call it “target practice.” No one expects you to hit a bullseye the first time out. But with every rejection, you’re one step closer to hitting the mark – and landing that next position.


The more you aim, the better your aim becomes. And the better your aim becomes, the more likely it is that the next time you will hit your target.



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