It really feels like the end of the world when you don't get hired, especially when everybody else seems to get hired easily and at decent packages.
At least that's the way I felt during college campus recruitment.
Given the fact that I am the most relaxed person I know, I can only imagine what others feel in similar situations.
It's very easy to beat yourself up for not being what others want, not trying hard enough, being myopic in the past, and other self-deprecating talks. I did that too, and that's OK.
Give yourself an hour to demean yourself and then get up and get back to work, because that's what matters in the end - the number of times you pick yourself up.
In college placements, people who were good at talking were getting hired quickly. Even the topper was thoroughly confused why no one would hire him. I was rejected 12 times and was then offered a job by a company at the minimum salary for engineering graduates. To top it off, they didn't even hire me after I graduated.
Did I feel bad? Sure I did. I was devastated.
In the long run, was it good for me? Nothing could have been better!
There are numerous examples of famous people who were rejected over and over again. Walt Disney was rejected many times as the idea of Mickey Mouse was, well, dull. Now there is a multi-billion dollar industry around that.
Keep taking chances. You would have more chances to fail and more chances to succeed. Keep working on your craft.
When it feels like it's the end of the world, just remember, it's only the beginning, and you have a long way to go.
If there's a friend who needs to read this, please share it with them. You would be helping your friend and me.