I just got off a call for CareerCast, the podcast I do at Chicago Booth. The conversation was about career change with questions about both the opportunities and challenges. What seemed to be a pivot aspect for success was whether someone is stopped by “No.” When someone says “No,” do you let the rejection send you into a tailspin or do you redirect with a question to yourself, “How do I increase my chances of success?” There are many ways to up your victory rate – from doing your research to adding value to your network. Choose what’s right for you, your situation, and your target. Of course, have fun and be gracious.
Have a successful day,