How to handle job rejection

How to handle job rejection

Job rejection is one of the things that all jobseekers are afraid of. It really hurts a lot when someone prepared so much for so long time and all their hopes get shattered after the job interviews. Many get along with this and move on, while most get depressed and develop self-doubt. Most people rejected during job interviews often think that they can’t do anything in their life and stop attending anymore job interviews, which is absolutely wrong. Job rejection is something that one must not let get into them and must move forward with it as life goes on. Instead of getting depressed and thinking that one cannot achieve anything in life, one must consider this as a lesson to be learned and make significant improvements to the areas that they were lacking and because of which they got rejected. “Failure is the stepping stone to success”, hence one must learn from the rejection and improve themselves for the later interviews. Colleague enables each candidate to attend multiple interviews, hence if in case one gets rejected during some interview, they have several more interviews to attend and even get more time to improve on the areas that they were lacking before. That too with the constant support from Colleague’s highly experienced Talent Recruitment Executives. But what are the basic factors that one must consider in case he/she gets rejected?

First and foremost, the rejection must not be taken personally. Every organization looks for the best candidate for the required role, and they can’t select each and every one appearing for the interview. They have certain limitations that only 1 or 2 or some limited candidates should be selected, hence it is not at all possible for the recruiters to select every one and must select the best out of them. So, the rejection must not be taken personally.

            The candidate must make the best out of the rejection, hence there is nothing wrong in contacting the recruiter back and getting his/her feedback about the candidate to make out why he/she was rejected. The recruiter can provide all the details that were considered and were probably the areas where the candidate didn’t fit as per the organizations expectations. The candidate can further work on these aspects and areas for improvements so that these won’t be an issue during the future interviews. Moreover, the candidates get sufficient amount of time/break between interviews, hence they have plenty of time to work on these areas and improve as per the expectations of the industry. Along with the improvements in the weak areas, the candidates must work on their strengths too. The strengths of a person define that person. Hence, the candidate must show that he/she is the best among all when it comes to his/her strengths.

Candidates must stay positive after the rejection. It’s not the end of the world. There are many more, better chances ahead in the future. All they have to do is keep their heads up and stay focused. Avoid negativity as much as possible. Negativity can break a person apart, lead to depression and self-doubt. People start to think that they can’t do anything in their life and stop attending interviews further. This must be avoided at all cost. People must stay positive after being rejected and treat the rejection as a lesson to be learned and a way to recognize the areas to be improved. Above all, the candidate must not lose his/her momentum. The momentum must be preserved. It is easier to crack job interviews when the candidate is in a flow. Hence improvements and work must be done when the candidate is in flow and having the momentum of attending interviews. Hence the candidates must keep their calm and prepare for more and more opportunities in the future.

Hence, jobseekers must keep their heads up and stay positive after being rejected during job interviews and use this as an opportunity to improve their weak areas and enhance their chances of getting selected in the future interviews. They should stay positive and avoid negativity as much as possible and make the best out of this situation.

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