I got a question for mainly the advisors of Pathrise, but fellows and alumni can come in and talk about this too.
As long as you frame it in such a way that you’re saying you are able to learn something new and take on a growth mindset, is it okay to write a post on LinkedIn when you are rejected from a company that you’ve gotten invited for some interviews?
Three weeks ago, I made this LinkedIn post because I was rejected from being offered an internship with Shopify and wanted to show more about my willingness to learn in applying a growth mindset:
What led me to writing a few posts like these several times throughout the year was this post I saw on my LinkedIn feed back in January 2019. It’s a repost of a couple of tweets one of the founders of WhatsApp wrote, once in 2009, and once in 2014.
Sadly, my post about my rejection from Shopify has only raised a concern with two of my connections on whether recruiters would interpret it as a negative signal, but from my time writing posts like this, I really didn’t had a complaint about them. The post Swish Goswami wrote in the first place motivated me to write a post back in January, where I was rejected from a new grad role with Microsoft, but that there’s something else.
Personally, I think I should take my stories to my Pathrise advisors, but otherwise I’d like to see what you folks think.