New Release The Perceptions: Short Fictions and Reflections recently published on Amazon Kindle. Hurry Up!

Rejection Opens New Doors


You don’t want to get rejected in any interviews, but it happens, sometimes. When you hear that you got not selected in this interview applied for a particular job, you will see yourself in a locked room, where no ways to come out.

You can listen this on Podcast Show of Creative Talk with Sancha Bir Subba. Click Here.

Everyone has a dream of getting jobs or starting a new business or career in their life after completing education. When most of you completed your studies, seek and learn more about job advertisements in government and private sectors to initiate your journey of survival, independently, from your parents. Whatever you learned in schools, colleges, and universities that will measure in the marks or percentage reflected in your report cards or certificates. It is required when you go seeking jobs in any sector. While applying to a job, your skills are to be sold out with the medium of exchange to earn a good living. But everyone has not got the same capability of scoring marks and learning skills, which varies from one student to another. The scoring of good marks depends upon you and the family that you are grown up. Some families are already in the higher strata of our society who can afford to enrol their siblings in a better and branded school. Some families belong to the middle class, who can’t afford a better school. And some families are under the poverty level, who can’t afford to enrol their siblings in government schools also because they are struggling very hard to have the meals twice a day.

However, each one of you has a desire to initiate a new career or business either. And we all wanted to have a better life financially.

You might have already heard and learnt about the rejection story of Jack Ma, who is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group. Ma applied for 30 different jobs and was rejected by all. He also applied ten times to Harvard Business School and got declined each time. Nevertheless, the rejection is just redirection for Jack Ma, kept on trying to come out of the locked room through a new door. Finally, he founded his own business, Alibaba, a china-based business-to-business marketplace site in his apartment with a group of 18 friends. Today, he is one of the richest men in the world, ranked 20th by Forbes as of July 2020.

Another rejection story of Steve Jobs, who was got rejected from Apple in 1985, the company he founded as his famously combative leadership style often rubbed people the wrong way so much. But it allowed him to sit back, and think about his plans and progress. The rejection was self-reflection to him, who became CEO of Apple company in 1997. He was one of the richest men in the world. His words touch the million people around the world.

One more rejection story of J. K. Rowling, a British Writer, the author of the Harry Potter, fantasy series, was rejected 12 times before Bloomsbury agreed to publish it. But Rowling kept on finding the new doors, who didn’t stop to submit her manuscript to the publishers anonymously. Rowling says, “I had nothing to lose, and sometimes that makes you brave enough to try”. Today, she is one of the authors of the best-selling books in the world.

There are many more successful persons in the world apart from getting several rejections in their life. To climb up the ladder of success in your life, you must set your goals. And you must be in line with your goals. Be prepared to have the problems of your goals and find a way to turn it into your targeted goals.  

I want to wrap up this episode with my small rejection story. No one wants to be a servant or employee of any companies. It is a natural phenomenon that everyone has to work for survival in the world. I was extreme in need of financial assistance to run the home by supporting my parents as no one is serving any professional job for a good living. I was born to a family of agriculturists. And the family responsibilities have been on my shoulders ever since the completion of my graduation. And I had to make money to support my family for survival. 

Meanwhile, I was seeking a better job in the government and private sectors. There were some vacancies in a private company for copyediting jobs. I applied to the post of copyeditors with the Graduation Degree of Limboo Language Honours. This degree is not related to the copyediting jobs. However, I was invited to the walk-in-interview by the company. I sat for the interview, and my written interview was successful; again, sat for the second round, it was a type of voice-viva, and I got selected for the third round. In the next week, I was called for the final round and appeared the last interview; it was a kind of interactions with the executive members of the company.  In the evening, I got a call, saying, “sorry, this time you are not selected”. The rejection reason was just that I could not be able to speak English fluently, which kindled my heart badly.

The dream, which I had nested over the new job was broken down into the pieces of a mirror. That was scattered on the floor with a glass breaking sound, at once. And I found myself in the middle of the locked room, was scattered a huge number of the pieces of the broken glass. If I move a single step, it hurts me a lot. 

At that time, I was mad at English; I felt that if I didn’t speak English, I don’t have any opportunity in my hands; I thought that I forfeited my job because of English language. 

Eventually, I enrolled for a Master Degree in English from IGNOU. And I focused on writing articles and poems. I started reading some books apart from textbooks and learning English grammar. Every day, I spent some hours on YouTube and English learning websites. And I worked at a private school for one year, which helped me a lot to practice speaking English.

It was not the rejection, but it was my redirection that if I was not rejected in the interview by the company, I might not have learnt English at higher level evermore. And you won’t be listening to my podcast in English. The rejection opened me a new door to the English literature, and undoubtedly, it removes my fear and mysterious myth about speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. Today, I teach the Limboo language at school, and I write blogs, poems, stories, articles in English by hobby. And I have already published two books on Amazon Kindle.

There is a saying, “Don’t feel bad if someone rejects you. People usually reject expensive things because they can’t afford them”. Whenever you get rejected, think that you have something expensive, which can’t be afforded by them. And don’t think it is your weakness, is a room for making better than earlier. In addition to this, identify the space that you have. If it is made for parking a car, there you can’t land a helicopter. So, my point is if someone rejects you, you should find the way of redirection made for and ready to accept the change.

Post a Comment