You get that phone call. The one you’ve been waiting for, the one that will change your life forever. You’re sitting in a coffee shop, scrolling through social media when it happens- the notification pops up on your screen and it’s as if time has stopped. You can’t believe what is happening as you read those words: “We regret to inform you…”
It’s not every day that we find ourselves in a situation like this. We’re all human and we know rejection happens, but it still doesn’t make it any easier. In situations like these, it’s important to stay positive and focus on the things you can control! This blog post is going to give you 4 ways to get you back on your feet after being rejected from the job of your dreams so that the dream is still alive!
Celebrate The Small Wins
It may seem pointless but it’s important to celebrate the wins that got you to the position where you got rejected. Your resume, cover letter caught the eye of the hiring manager! If you had to go through multiple rounds of interviews they must have gone well to beat out other candidates to make it to the final round. Make sure to write down what went well so that you can replicate it for the next time.
Ask for Feedback
If they sent you an email notifying you they went in a different direction, reply to them. First off start by thanking them for their time. Let them know that you’ve enjoyed meeting them then ask if they could provide any feedback. You might not always get an answer but it’s better to ask.
Find out Why You Liked That Job
Next, you’ll need to figure out what drew you to that job. Was it the position that you liked? What was it about the company that you really liked? Was it the opportunity to work for a start-up company or something else? Once you know your list make this the list of criteria when looking for your next job.
It’s easy to get down on yourself but remember, this is just one opportunity. What’s meant to be will be and there are plenty of other opportunities out there for you. Take some time for yourself, relax and recharge so that when the time comes you’ll be raring to go!
Job rejection is tough, but it’s important to stay positive and look for new opportunities. We hope our input has been helpful- if not just a little bit comforting. If you need help brainstorming some more ways to get you back on your feet after being rejected, reach out to us! Our team will be happy to brainstorm with you and find a solution that works best for both parties.