Dealing with Rejection during the Job Search: Separating your Self-esteem from your Professional Roles

Monday, April 2, 2018 -
7:15pm to 9:00pm
Presented By:
Dave Harman

Dave Harman

During the job search process, we deal with large amounts of rejection.  The result of rejection can be withdrawal, fear of calling, or reduced networking.  These are all bad things for a job seeker.  The I/R Theory (Identity/Role) represents the dual nature of our lives. Each of us has an "I" and an "R." Our "I" represents our values, beliefs, principles, desires and emotions--our inner selves. Our "R" is made up of the many roles we play in our lives, or our outer selves. These roles may include job seeker, father, mother, friend, salesperson, IT professional, HR manager, CEO, etc.

 The I/R model was developed to define the relationship between those two parts of our whole and to help distinguish between them. Although they are separate, they affect each other.  The bottom line to most job seeker’s problems is between their ears.  Come Monday August 3rd to discover how to overcome rejection and continue to prospect for a new job.

Dave Harman has over 30 years’ experience in sales and sales management with Fortune 500 companies as well as small, family owned organizations.  As a business owner, he fully understands a balance sheet and a P&L and how to make an operation run successfully.  As a sales manager, he takes leadership and profitability seriously.

Hudson Job Search meets the first and third Monday evenings at Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora St. with sign-in at 7:15 p.m. The meetings are free and open to the public and offer an opportunity for networking. Please park behind the church. For more information call 330-653-5322 or go to