How to deal with job rejection

Remember that recruitment is a comprehensive process, they are thinking about your skill and whether they can see you in their business and make it more profitable. They want to know if you will get along with their team and make a positive impact. A recruiter can take days or weeks considering which candidate will be the best to put forward for those reasons.

Just because someone doesn’t see your value in the context of this job at this particular time, doesn’t mean that your value doesn’t exist.

Take the time to deal with it in your own way but then let’s get over this rejection and do these following steps to help get over it.

Get Feedback – Be gracious when you are doing this as this person may not be comfortable giving negative feedback. So, make the process easy for them to deliver negative information to you. Thank them and express how grateful you are that they can share this feedback with you. Go away, process it and act on it.

Be kind – Always go back and thank them for the rejection. We know its hard, but the last touch point to this person needs to be positive. They will remember you for future roles because you were kind and not rude about the rejection. Who knows, they may know somebody that might have another role suitable for you.

Pick yourself back up – Stand up tall and start doing things your good at again to remind you of how talented you really are. Keep emails/messages of compliments previous employers have sent to you, you can always look back on these to remember how valuable you are. Call your support people, go the gym, do things that make you happy!

And again, just because someone doesn’t see your value in the context of this job at this particular time, doesn’t mean that your value isn’t there. Keep on going and be positive!


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