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How to bounce back after not getting the job you wanted

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​Putting your own time, energy, and effort into an interview process and being unsuccessful in securing the job you want is something we have all been through. But one of the worse things you can do is mope around and dwell for weeks about what could have been as the chances of a firm changing their mind on your application is always slim particularly if you were not at the final stage. Here are 5 things to do to get back on track:

  • Don’t just start applying for a load of new jobs straightaway to make yourself feel better about the rejection. This is a personal favourite of mine as something I would often do. This isn’t the solution and could make you feel worse if nothing progresses with those applications.

  • Try and get feedback and learn from the experience. Hopefully, the agent or the company will give you the feedback, and rather than be bitter about the outcome, take the feedback on board and think of ways to improve your applications.

  • Take 1 or 2 days to be annoyed but then let it go. Without getting too philosophical, some things are just not meant to be and there is very little you can do to change the outcome

  • Consider whether that type of job/company is really for you as often in the interview process we get caught up in the moment so it is good to take a couple of days and think whether you are best suited to a specific role.

  • Focus on the job you do have particularly in these uncertain times. The last thing you want to do is perform poorly in your current role so keep doing your best as it is far more beneficial to stay at the same company than move for the wrong job.

What have you done to bounce back from job rejection? Please let us know your thoughts!