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  • Writer's pictureRenata Bernarde

How to Overcome a Career Setback

Episode 155 - We Learn Along the Way. We Fail Along the Way. And Sometimes, It Can Be Very Frustrating.

Episode 155 - We learn along the way. We fail along the way. And sometimes, it can be very frustrating.

Recently, I have been dealing with a personal setback for the past couple of weeks, and of course, my clients have lots of setbacks all the time. Although I often share on social media how excited I am about achievements from my clients when they get a new job or just signed a new contract, that doesn't mean the path to that ultimate goal has been trouble-free.

The story arc from the point when somebody starts working with me to the time they "graduate" with a job is not linear. We learn along the way. We fail along the way. And sometimes, it can be very frustrating.

Setbacks make you lose momentum

A setback can make you lose progress toward your goal and keep you from gaining ground. Setbacks make you stall on a project that you have on: It could be the project of your life, job hunting, training for a marathon, and so on. You stop progressing toward your goal, and it keeps you from gaining ground, from moving forward, and from achieving the things that you've planned to achieve.

We often forget that life does not run in a straight line. It's more like a rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs.

So how do you overcome it? Listen to this episode, where I will discuss some of my tips and personal stories to help you deal with career setbacks.

About the Host

Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals (corporate, non-profit, and public) the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress.

If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, if you are looking to find your next job or promotion, or if you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running, then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, on my website, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients.

Contact Renata Bernarde

I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Learn more about my services, courses, and group coaching:


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