Looking back at my diary from the beginning of the year and seeing that my main goal was to get a job as a mental health care assistant.
I had no health care training or health care qualifications but I knew that this was where I wanted to be and I wasn’t going to stop until I got there. All I needed to do was get to the interview. I just needed to be given the chance.
I got rejected from several different health care jobs, then when I first applied to work in the priory I didn’t even get called in for an interview. So I decided to apply again. I used the exact same application form and sent the same cv. I applied for the same job but it was just at a different branch and I emailed a different person. And guess what, I got called in for the assessment day!
I didn’t give up or stop trying because I knew what I wanted and I knew that I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from getting to where I wanted to be!
Every time you get rejected from an opportunity or a job, just remember that this is just one persons opinion, just because you may not be right for them does not mean that everybody else will share that opinion.
Just because something doesn’t work out the first time doesn’t mean it won’t work out the second or the third of the fourth.
When you get rejected and you get knocked down pick yourself up, dust yourself down and try, try again.
Don’t give up on your goals. If you want it then go get it, because if you don’t then someone else will.
***From May 7th 2014, I am now happily employed by the Priory Hospital as a mental health care assistant.***