Are you grappling with a career disappointment?
- Lose a promotion?
- Denied acceptance into grad school?
- Failed the CPA accounting exam?
- Laid off after a long stint with a company?
There are a number of proven strategies to help you not only cope but use the setback to move forward to new opportunities.
Susan Peppercorn, author, executive career coach and speaker, interviewed a number of successful consultants and business professionals. Her key question was “What rejection did you experience that turned out for the best?”
In each instance, respondents acknowledged they were better off in the long run. They seemed to employ a common process. There was the initial disappointment, accepting the emotional pain, stepping back to dispassionately examine their situation, and discovering and resolving to explore new opportunities.
An experienced career coach can guide and support you through a career setback.