Getting told that you were turned down for a project is never a pleasant experience if you were not sure that you desired the job. When it occurs over and over again, it can be particularly difficult. What’s the best way?
Dealing with not getting the job offer can be divided up into three parts: getting over the rejection, evaluation of your candidacy, and moving forward with your work search.
Dealing With Rejection
The initial step in getting over not being hired includes sharing the frustration, disappointment, and anger that accompanies any loss. Speak to a friend or family member and share your emotions.
Because you may choose to use again in the 21, don’t say anything negative. I heard from a company which received an email stating “Your loss.” Out of a candidate. I can ensure that the applicant will not be considered for a different position at the service.
Realize that most searches are aggressive, because one person can find the job, and many gifted candidates are often rejected. It’s fairly possible that the employer is not rejecting you personally, but rather watched a different candidate because of a (maybe even marginally) better match. It’s entirely possible that another recruiter might have chosen you since hiring decisions are quite subjective.
Also bear in mind this job wasn’t the best fit for you, and that perhaps the manager was correct and would not have worked out. In that case, the company did you a favor.
What Can You Have Done Differently?
Reflect on your own strategy to the hiring process to see if there’s anything you could improve upon in the future.
Take a step backward and review your resume, cover letter, interview, and follow up action. Given what you finally learned about the job requirements and people ask yourself to be able to present yourself 29, whether you could have done something.
In some cases, although not typically, an employer may discuss some comments about your candidacy. You might approach them with a petition for criticism if you developed a rapport with anyone in the business.
Maintain Your Job Search Moving Forward
Momentum is often lost by candidates when they landed a project by using their search while waiting to hear. It’s not a good idea to quit looking till you’ve accepted a job offer. It might not be what you expected if you receive an offer.
If you did place your job search on hold because you believed you were going to be hired, then move on with energy with your search. Hopefully getting some responses for interviews or media meetings, and locating alternatives, will soften the blow off your rejection, and help to build your confidence back up.