Tired Of Getting Rejected When You Apply For Opportunities? Do These 3 Important Things

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Opportunity Forum is a YouTube channel that was started by a group of Ashesi University students (Francis Aweenagua, Barnabas Sabbogu, Mathew Ndekudugu, Cyril Kuornoo, Michael Ofori and Obed Yaw Agyemang).

Aside their successful application for the MasterCard Scholarship to study in Ashesi, they also successfully applied to various international programs like the Dalai-Lama fellowship in the US, Summer School at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, the Hult Prize in Dubai and a host of others.

If you haven’t had any luck with your applications for scholarships and international study opportunities, Opportunity Forum has some tips to change that.

First Of All, Change Your Mindset About Rejection

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If you’re someone actively looking for educational opportunities, chances are you are going to face rejection at one point or another. Although rejection can hurt, you shouldn’t take it too personally. Instead, you should learn from the applications that don’t go through.

Each time that you’re rejected, reflect on the application process. What are the things that went right? Take note of things and try to replicate them the next time that you’re applying for an opportunity. You should be thinking about how to do better the next time.

The key is to pay attention to the process when you’re applying for opportunities. And one more thing …

Don’t Give Up! Never Get Tired Of Applying For Opportunities.

—Opportunity Forum.

You Should Know Why You Want Those Opportunities

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A part of every application process for educational opportunities is the essays. Most of the time, these programs want to know who you are and why you should be chosen over other applicants for the opportunity.

So, before you apply for one of these opportunities, you should know why you want it. How does that particular opportunity help you specifically?

When you’re writing an application essay, you should be trying to make connection between the opportunity and whatever it is that you’re trying to achieve.

Finally, you want to get some people that you trust to read through your essay. That way, you can get other people’s opinions on what you’ve written before you submit. If it’s an application that other people have attended, you can speak to those people to find out what worked for them in their application and what the results of those opportunities were.

Don’t Get Attached To A Particular Opportunity

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If you’re applying for an opportunity, you shouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself to get it. Of course, you want to do your best. But you shouldn’t have the mindset that this is something that I absolutely have to get no matter what. When you have that mindset, it can be harder to deal with an unsuccessful application.

This way, if it doesn’t work out, you can keep trying for other opportunities. Otherwise, if you’re too attached to a particular opportunity and it doesn’t work out, you’re going to be asking yourself what you did wrong and why it didn’t work out for you.

Source: Opportunity Forum

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