Rejection of any kind is never easy to deal with however, it does become quite a tough pill to swallow when you are in what seems like, a cycle of job rejections. Below is a list of things to remember when you don’t get the job.
- It is not personal – the interviewer does not know you, your life, your story, they literally saw a small glimpse of you, and it was at a brief glance. This is nothing to do with you or your worth, capabilities and talents.
- See the positive side – At the very least you should feel as though you have learned something through the interview process. We all learn from our experiences, and interviewing is no different. However, if you performed to the best of your ability, showed all your relevant technical expertise, demonstrated your competencies and communicated in your most engaging manner in an interview but were still turned down, then you can take comfort from knowing that it was the wrong firm for you.
- Take a breather -If you are getting too many rejections, it can help to step away from the process to decompress. You need to have a clear head for the job search. But don’t take too long of a breather — a few days should be enough. If you take a week away from the job search, you might be letting the “no’s” overwhelm you too much.
- Remember that in the end, “winners are just people who keep trying.”- As you encounter setbacks it’s what you do when you face adversity that defines you. Prevent rejection from derailing your job search efforts by not taking it personally, keeping a smile on your face and staying mentally tough.
- Keep learning and developing – Your confidence can take a hit when you get a rejection, so it’s important to work hard at keeping your self-confidence and motivation levels up. Read up on articles from the industry you’re interested in, do online training course that will help refresh your knowledge and also, physically, get outside, get active, leave the screen for a few hours to clear your head before coming back and looking at things from a new perspective.