Before I went through the internship recruitment process - I found it hard to believe what people told me along the way: "Every step is tougher than the last".
But after weeks of doubt, I can finally say: I believe now.
Went through over 20 interviews, and more rejection than I'd like to remember - stayed the course for over 4 painful months, but I'm taking my dream job in San Francisco.
Here are a few tips I'd give January me:
- Rejection sucks but make it count by learning at least one thing from each job you miss - whether its coming prepared with a joke, knowing your story better, or brushing up on technical knowledge
- Don't second guess yourself - You can't convince employers how great you are unless you truly truly believe it
- No one gets through alone - I wouldn't have made it without the support of Team Fuqua, and the friends/family back home. Stay connected even though all you want to do is look for jobs 24/7