Grad Bites: Learning From Knockbacks

Whether it’s job rejections, mistakes at work or personal issues, knockbacks happen to us all, but they can be tough to handle. Hear some great advice from people who have learned to cope with knockbacks and turn them into something positive.


Grad Bites: Learning From Knockbacks



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Grad Bites: Job Applications – Dealing with Knockbacks
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About our contributors:

Our thanks to Louise, Kalkidan, Chloë, Monica, Bruce and Jon 🙂
Louise is Business Development Manager at Desolenator with experience in the  environmental services industry, including working with the founders to create Malawi’s first fruit processing industry.
Kalkidan is Founder of Sancho’s ethical fashion and lifestyle products. She started her business as a new graduate with a pop-up shop, and now has a thriving online store and shop in Exeter.
Chloë is an Early Careers Coach, who set up her own life coaching business, Quarter-Life; she gives a professional coach’s view on how to deal with knockbacks.
Monica’s background is in market research; she set up her own consultancy and is currently a Business Adviser for brand and retail.
Bruce is CEO at Forest Holidays having studied law and worked in many businesses, including the oil industry and care homes.
Jon has enjoyed a prestigious career in the diplomatic service and is now Director of the Foreign Office’s Diplomatic Academy.


‘Dealing with knockbacks is about resilience – a core part of life as a diplomat.’

Jon Benjamin, British Diplomat