This sound clip is taken from the interview; Allan reminds candidates that they have to persevere when job hunting. It is easy to be discouraged when you do not get an opportunity you apply for, and after several disappointments, candidates become disillusioned. The reality is that you will not get every position you apply for, there is fierce competition in the South African job market. It is important for candidates to know that a disappointing result from an application is not a reflection of yourself, it simply means that there was someone more suited for the position and that the right job for you is just around the corner. You need to keep your head up and keep applying.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.― Maya Angelou