Remaining Ambitious

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No matter what kind, rejection stings, and it steals away a little of our ambition every time. While there are ways for applicants to steel themselves against the effects of rejection, the job of keeping people ambitious lies more with the gatekeepers—hiring managers, judges, publishers, etc. Gatekeepers should make rejection more personalised; they should explain why a candidate is being rejected and give feedback, for example. Rejection stings less, and less ambition gets lost, when gatekeepers make applicants feel like they see them as individuals rather than burdens. Read full article here

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