Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey, tackle it here and welcome back to another episode. They were going to talk about interview, rejection and how you get through it. This thing of that and one thing that helps is having some coffee you want. Drink it down nice and easy. Don't burn yourself. I know what it feels like. It hurts, doesn't it? You practiced so hard you went through all sorts of questions in your head. You prepared all sorts of answers. You had your hopes up and this was a chance and with your whole entire life could have changed. You may be with have moved cities. You would have started the new life with new friends, new co workers, new environment with new opportunities. This could have been the opportunity of a lifetime, and you messed it up. They have decided to move on with another candidate, and you know what's going to make matters Even worse. This video is sponsored. Yeah, that's right. This video is sponsored by daily coding problem dot com slash tech Lead Check him out for daily Cody. Interview questions Free meth to you every single day. Practice your questions, practice your skills and get good past that interview daily coding problem dot com slash Stackley Check him out. You see, You thought you were brave. You thought you were courageous. But at times like this, you sort of breakdown and you lose a lot of hope. And I want you to know that this is what people talk about when they talk about real courage. Courage is not just running into a battlefield and getting yourself killed getting your teammates killed. It's not about beating up other people is about looking at yourself and watching you beat up yourself and being able to look in the mirror. Look at yourself and say You failed today. Maybe you just weren't good enough today and maybe you needed to do more. And I want you thing, though, that even though this is what failure feels like, this is also what success feels like. Success is failing over and over again, and this is where it really counts. And now maybe you know why success is so difficult for so many people. The feeling of rejection is one of the most difficult for anybody to take in for anybody to accept. Most people can't deal with it. They have too much pride, and most people would eventually just say, Forget it. They're just not going to keep beating themselves up over there, start going to stop a plan to jobs. They're going to just give up on whatever dreams they had. They're gonna accept whatever they have now. Maybe it's a job that they're not very satisfied with. Maybe it's a career path that they're not interested in. This is goingto happen time and time again over throughout your life. Rejection, if you can get used to it, will be the key to your success. And it's funny that if you were to go to some successful people and ask them how they feel about rejection, they might just tell you this Empty. And I would tell you now I'm used to rejection. I'm used to failure, and I'm okay with failing 100 times if it means I can succeed just once. This pattern of rejection may be scary for you, at first his other of your comfort zone, but something that will re occur time and time again throughout your life. When you're dating, you may be rejected multiple times. You only need one person to say Yes, though. Same with job interviews. You can get rejected multiple times and I'll tell you one thing. Rejection failure is free. There's really no cost to accept the little hit to your pride. A little hit your ego. It doesn't cost any money. It takes some time. But that time is well spent. Well invested as you're preparing yourself as you hone your craft, get good at interview skills, get good at whatever it is you're trying to get good at, not tell you a story. And I've seen this time and time again. When you finish an interview, sometimes you walk away feeling pretty good about it. Don't count on that. You know, I interviewed for Google in the past. We'd liketo have you leaving feeling good about yourself. The goal is not to beat you up over this problem. The goal is not to just make you feel really down. If I see a candidate struggling, I might go ahead and just ease them towards the answer so that they can get it. They learn a little bit something. They get the solution so that they're not stuck up all day. Maybe they feel that they solved it, and they kind of did. But if I had to give way too many hints about it, then that's probably not going to be a good sign for me. If it helps you at all, though, I might mention that not getting through an interview is not necessarily a bad thing. It could actually be quite good for you. Here's a story. A few years back, I had applied to a Microsoft internship and I have said to myself, Well, I'm going to eat the reply to this or I'm going to try to get a study abroad. The opportunity in Japan and I failed the Microsoft internship interview didn't get it went through Japan. I had the absolute blast there. I learned Japanese. Eventually I met my wife. And overall, maybe it was a better thing that I didn't get the Microsoft internship right away. Later on, I reapplied got the internship, so I pretty much had the best of both worlds. Now, in another scenario, I remember I had applied to Google for a full time job, and I failed the interview and I must have failed the interview multiple times. But I remember that the first time I failed. I really had my hopes up and I just put my head on the table and I was really down, really down and kind of in despair and embarrassed about myself. I probably just sat there in shock for like an hour, but you know what happened after that? Instead of joining this big tech company in a stable job, I kind of went around and spent the next few years doing ah ho menagerie of random stuff. And through that I started a number of businesses, and I probably became much more successful on my own than I would if I had decided to join the company. In fact, I could tell you that later on, when I got into Google and this was like 10 years later, right? I finally get in and I see another guy, one of my co workers. He was like it enough to get into Google straight out of college, and I'm always kind of jealous of these guys because I know that they get in their set. But I was surprised to see that after about three years he had burned out and he just wanted to go out and travel, and he quit his job and just went to travel. Yeah, this was something that I was able to do. I had spent a lot of time traveling on my own. Later on, I got and he pretty much just took the reverse path. But the funny thing is, though, I can't feel sorry for young people who get into Google very fast because they wouldn't have had the chance to really explore the world, explore other options, maybe take some time to travel. Their career is just so solid at that point that they can't give it up. They don't want to give it up. And yet they have to. If they want to chase some of their other ambitions, there are other dreams. Let me also mention that it may not just be about you many times. It's just not a good fit. The company may not have enough money to be hiring tons of people, right? Maybe they're looking for only Android engineers like I know. Recently, there have been too many IOS engineers and a shortage of android engineers. Sometimes we're looking for someone who's very senior. They don't need any more junior folks that we took too many junior people that they could bring up. So I would recommend that you really looked through the various job openings and final one that really suits you. If you don't find one that suits you, or if you've applied that you didn't get in, try again in a few months and just see because requirements change all the time. Sometimes companies are expanding. They opened up a lot of head count. Sometimes they don't. So a lot of times it has little to do with you. It's just a matter of matching fit. In the end, though, success is really about how you deal with failure when times are good. Of course, we can all go around in a suit with a smile on our face with a champagne in our hand and go around looking the part that's easy. That's fun. Anybody can do that. It is in times of adversity when true character is revealed and that is when it is your time to shine when you need to show what you're made of. One thing you might want him, but mine is that a lot of companies well, actually bring on site tons of people and reject lights a 90%. You may imagine that once you get on with the on site interview, you have a pretty good chance, at least, like, say, 50%. That's not the case, as though that's how the game is played there, just rejecting tons of people. And you need to be okay with that and just accept that. That's the mindset that you have to go in with. You may get rejected tons of times because they're just simply rejecting tons of people. I want to also remind you that this is a long term game, you know, like Netflix. Engineers, for example, supposedly go out and interview every single year because they pretty much work as contractors, and they're encouraged to just go interview and get whatever best offer they can get and come back and try to negotiate a pay raise every single year. So I would encourage you to make it the game. Make it fun for yourself, making a long term thing where your goal is to get good at interviewing. Make that a skill that you want to be good at because it is going to be an invaluable skill throughout your career. I also might encourage you to think about why interviews can be fun. Discuss some technical topics, sample their cafeteria, check out their cool offices. You know all of this can be pretty fun, and a lot of the white boarding questions are also quite nice to look at. One thing that you may not know is that the white board, including questions that interviewers give out they actually have a lot of pride in them. You know, interviewers aren't necessarily just going to throw out some random question where they don't even know if it's a good question or not. So check out these questions that people have spent a lot time preparing for you, and maybe you can borrow some for yourself to the next time when you conduct your own interviews. It could make you an even better interviewer to and being able to interview people and properly evaluate whether they're going to be a good engineer or not could turn out very valuable for yourself to one day. If you were to start your own startup and you may be the one hiring other people, there are hundreds of other people just like you. And when they got hit, they stay down and they never got that. This feeling You have this feeling of rejection, despair. This is the feeling of success. Get used to it, Brush it off and keep moving. Many people give up. Their ego got bruised. They weren't as hot as they thought they were successful. People would know, though, that it's a fair trade to take 100 failures for just one success. Because failures are free. That'll do it for me. If you have any tips on handling failure, please share them In the comments below. I'd love to see what you think. If you like the video, give the Lycans subs travels you next time Bye.