Its not always easy to be widely accepted, especially when the demand and diversity is so high. I for one know that…now. Interviews are hard no matter the prior practice. A lot a pressure rides on you because we are talking about your career on the line. I say, “the third, fourth, fifth times the charm.”
You just apply, apply your heart out. There will always be that one person that will like you. You just have to make the right gestures. Crack a joke! It’ll lessen the stress, not to mention tension in the room.
Another thing; do not let their rejection hit home. Do no let it discourage you from working on what you love to do and what you built (portfolio) so hard for.
Whatever comes your way, laugh it off. Laughter is the only best medicine…I know XD.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are my cure. Their movies never fail to tickle my funny bone.