It is easy to demotivate a person if they are denied a job search, and this tends to kill the spirit of desire in the job search. Faced with the hardships of poverty and lack of financial freedom, you want an immediate call or message. Nobody likes being turned down for a job, and if you’ve worked hard to prepare for a role you really want, it can be even harder to accept rejection. However, with the right attitude, you can turn the experience into a professional development opportunity. Here’s another.
Process your feelings
Frustration, anger, and frustration are just some of the feelings you may experience after not getting the job you applied for. You may experience a variety of emotions and it is important that you process them and channel them in a healthy way so that you can move forward freely. You can do this by journaling, exercising, getting outdoors, and practicing self-care rituals. Crying is also okay. Give yourself time to let your feelings exist and be processed.
Although it may hurt to admit, you may not be the best person for the job. This is a good time to reflect on your CV, preparation and how you conducted yourself in the interview. Don’t beat yourself up about it, as this will only reinforce the feeling of rejection. It can also be happiness in disguise. If the company didn’t think you were a good fit, chances are you didn’t like working there.
Review your resume and make sure your skills match the position you’re applying for. Take the time to test your skills with specific positions and tailor your resume and cover letters for each application. If you’re struggling, ask a friend or someone you trust to look over your resume and give you tips on how you can improve it. Remember that it should be concise and to the point, but still reflect who you are as a person and potential employee.
Work with your network
Over the past few years, social media has become a big part of our lives, and that also applies to how we find work. Instead of seeing them as a way to check in and share cute photos with your friends, use them as platforms to promote yourself and connect with others. A good place to start is LinkedIn.
See each failure as an opportunity to increase your self-awareness and ability to recover from and cope with disappointment. Stay positive and do your best to learn from the experience to prepare for the next opportunity. At the end of the day, job rejection happens to everyone, what matters is what you learn from it.