How to Handle Rejection after a Job Interview
Rejection is something that is hard to take in because let’s face it, who likes to be rejected? As much as we want to avoid it, it is inevitable so it’s great to keep some tips in mind for when the time comes.
- Acknowledgement: Acknowledge the fact that you are not the only one that has been rejected. Yes, it definitely does not feel good, and you are probably feeling pretty alone. Keep in mind that people every second, minute, all the time are being rejected, it is a part of life.
- Feedback: Asking for feedback is one of the more important things when facing rejection. It can be awkward and you might feel that it is overstepping, but in reality you don’t have anything to lose. Hearing the constructive criticism will help you by avoiding the mistakes you made in the first place. Do not be afraid to hear what you did wrong, just remember, hearing those things can help you score the next job! Feedback will help you improve.
- Do not take it personally: Although it may feel that the full reasoning for the rejection is yourself you need to think about other reasons as to why it came into play. You can’t sit in your own self pity because that will only lead to a decline in your job search.
- Overlook Your Resume: Not everyone knows exactly how to perfect their resume, so have someone with more experience than you look it over to see if you could use help. Most employers are very detail oriented when it comes to your resume, so do not under look. Spelling/grammar, format, and all of your information itself are important.
- Stay Positive: Keep a positive attitude and know that you won’t attract future employers with a sour attitude. Take the rejection as a learning experience to make you into a stronger candidate.
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