• Maya Grossman

How Do You Show Up When Things Don't Go Your Way?


See the VP title next to my name?

The first time I interviewed for that role I was told “no”.


I was the 1st candidate to go through the interview process and they weren't sure about me.


I was gutted. I knew I was perfect for the role, but there wasn’t much I could do.


I moved on, but I stayed in touch with the VP of Product. I sent him articles that highlighted industry opportunities, I shared feedback on his keynote, and I offered help on numerous occasions without expectations.


6 months later, when I was about to sign an offer from another company, I got an email from the CEO. They wanted to pick up the conversation.


If it happened a decade earlier I would have been upset about the rejection, I wouldn't have stayed in touch with the VP, and I wouldn’t have given “free” value.


But here's the thing, 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘂𝗽 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗴𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁. It’s a testament to your character and your mindset.


I rejected candidates and then helped them find a job elsewhere and kept mentoring them when they showcased a positive attitude.


No matter what happens in your job search remember to show up as you want people to remember you.


You never know what could happen

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