With the Irish rugby team overcoming what seemed like insurmountable odds in beating the mighty All-Blacks for the first time in 111 years, this exemplifies the power of perseverance. Also, like him or loathe him, Donald J. Trump confounded the pundits by creating the biggest electoral shock in US electoral history in a race where very few gave him any chance from the start. This again exemplifies the power of perseverance.
How is the power of perseverance important in your job hunt?
Perseverance in your job hunt is key to a positive outcome. You will undoubtedly get knocked back on occasion, not being called for interview or not even receiving a response from an employer where you sent your CV. The most important factor is not how many knock backs you receive but how you respond to these setbacks. It is about how you dust yourself off and start again after what appears to be at the time a “rejection” of your skills and experience.
Persistence and perseverance are also critical to interview success. If you can show examples to a potential employer of where you were faced with a really difficult problem and where you didn’t throw in the towel. Instead you persevered until you finally came up with a successful solution.
Often projects are going smoothly and then an unexpected event can put the whole project in jeopardy. Examples of where you displayed urgency and perseverance in overcoming this hurdles will definitely hold you in good stead with a potential employer.
Persistence and perseverance is key not only to your job-hunting success but also to your business