Self-help books for dealing with rejection during job searches
May 22, 2014 6:06 PM   Subscribe

My partner was rejected from several jobs (she is an academic), and she is looking for self-help books for dealing with the emotional aspects of this. We found several books dealing with rejection on an interpersonal level, and there are of course many books with practical advice for job searches. Are there any books that you would recommend for dealing with emotional aspects of rejection, career difficulties, or losing a job?
posted by studioaudience to Work & Money (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This isn't a book, but there is an online community called The Versatile PhD that currently has several active threads dealing with this very subject, both in terms of commiseration and advice. I can't remember if any books were mentioned there, but it's possible.
posted by ilana at 8:03 PM on May 22, 2014

Landing On The Right Side Of Your Ass was very helpful to me when I lost a job - both in terms of dealing with the practical and emotional aspects of job loss/rejection etc.
posted by SisterHavana at 11:44 PM on May 22, 2014

When in a similar situation, I found Ellis's A Guide to Rational Living useful. I think I found it through Ask MeFi!
posted by HoraceH at 6:55 AM on May 23, 2014

What Color Is Your Parachute? is pretty good for helping keep a sense of perspective and staying upbeat during a job search.
posted by philipy at 10:27 AM on May 24, 2014

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