If you’ve ever looked for a job—and please introduce me to the lucky person who hasn’t—you know that the process can be both exciting and exhausting, exhilarating and exasperating. It’s a roller coaster of joyous highs (“They’re bringing me back in!”) and stomach-churning lows (“What did I just say?”).
To get through it with your sanity intact, you need to keep your emotions in check. Otherwise, you’ll ride the waves up and down on a daily or even moment-to-moment basis. This can take its toll even if you’re only pursuing one opportunity. If you’ve got several on the table, you can bet 100% you’re going to feel wrung out.
You can see below in the metaphor of emojis exactly how it can play out from start to finish.
The main thing to remember as you’re going through the exciting, exhausting, exhilarating and exasperating process? Persistence prevails.
Maybe it won’t happen today or tomorrow, but eventually, you’ll end with a new job and a giant smile on your face to go with your glorious victory. All of your work perfecting your resume and cover letter, giving the right interview answers, asking the right questions, and sending the right thank-you note will be worth it in the end once you’re settled into your new, amazing, and well-deserved role.