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Pauline Lerner

June 22, 2005 at 12:26 AM

I feel kind of bad about feeling sorry for myself after my job interview yesterday. I thought about Laurie, who has had umpteen auditions for orchestras in the last few years, and two friends who are chronically looking for new jobs. One of them says that he expects to submit his resume to 100 places before he gets an offer. I’d like to be more resilient. My profession is a big part of my identity, and that’s why I take job rejections so personally. I need to keep things in balance, though, and to remember that being rejected for a job does not mean that I’m personally a failure.
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