what do do when you don't get the job

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You didn’t get the job you applied for? It’s okay. Rejection is rough for anyone to take, but you will survive. You could have just not connected with the interviewer or maybe you didn’t have enough experience to take on the new position. No worries, because there are other jobs and other opportunities to move up in the future.

Still having a tough time facing rejection? Here are a few things you can do:

  1. Take a deep breath and focus on the positives.
  2. Make a list of what skills you excel at and realize you are a valuable employee.
  3. Did you really love the job you were applying for or were you settling?
  4. Ask for feedback when you are ready.

Take a deep breath and focus on the positives.

Yes, you wanted the job, but it’s not the end of the world. You have a lot going for you already, and just because you didn’t land the new position doesn’t mean you have lost any of your value. Maybe your previous job experience was lacking a few major skills. If you are interested in growing, it may be in your best interest to seek out a few training courses on your own to update your skill set.

Make a list of what skills you excel at and realize you are a valuable employee.

You already know what skills you may be lacking, but what skills have you already mastered? Make a list of what your excel at so you can focus on your strengths and remind yourself that you can bring value to any company. Some skills are learned with time and continuing education classes, but if you want to succeed you have to be willing to grow.

Did you really love the job you were applying for or were you settling?

Make a list of the pros and cons of the job you applied for. Was it really a company you wanted to work for? Was the workload something you could handle? It’s important to see on paper whether or not you would have been happy if you received the job offer. Maybe it was for the best you didn’t get the offer, because just maybe there is a better fit out there for you. Just be patient and keep applying.

Ask for feedback when you are ready.

You may not always receive feedback on why you didn’t get the job, but you can always ask. If and when you receive your rejection letter or email you can ask for some constructive criticism on what went wrong. It may not be something you could have prevented, but at least you will know for future reference.

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