Appendix 2

Don’t take ‘No’ for an answer – perseverance pays! There’s a saying (modified from the Bible): ‘The race is not given to the swift nor the strong but those who endure until the end.’ As I said earlier in the book, you’ll only succeed in your job hunt by persevering in spite of the nos! To keep you on track here’s an inspiring A–Z (well almost!) of stories of people who have overcome failure, ridicule and rejection and achieved success. I do hope that their examples will inspire you to keep going to the end and achieve success in your job hunt.

Astaire, Fred: The casting director of MGM famously observed that Astaire ‘Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Not handsome. Can dance a little.’ Astaire went on to become an incredibly successful ...

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