It’s Not Personal
Rejection is not a personal thing but some job seekers take it that way. Employers have to make decisions of who was the best and ideal candidate out of the selection they have interviewed. Their selection is based on what is best for their team and company. Don’t take it personally, it was just that another candidate probably had more experience or just performed a bit better than you on the day.
Ok getting rejected for a job is not a nice experience. Some take it to heart and it can hurt their self-confidence & make feel like either they not good enough or give up. Everyone will face rejection when it comes to the job interview. Even leading figures have been rejected at some point early on in their careers. The reason they are leading figures now is because they had the right attitude. Instead of being knocked back, they used the rejection to learn and bounce back bigger and better and eventually reached their goal. Never see rejection as a bad thing. See it as a chance to learn and develop to nail it next time.
A common mistake by individuals who have to deal with rejection do not get their feedback. They feel ‘What’s the point’. Well there is a point. Ok you’re hurt and disappointed and last thing you want is to read/hear the feedback from the interview. You need to hear it! The feedback will let you know what you were weak at in the interview. By learning that, you can learn what you need to work on for next time.
Focus On the Positives
Even in rejection, there will be positives you can focus on to show that you are getting things right. That is why getting feedback is necessary. Not only do you find out what went wrong but you can identify what areas you are strong at. Knowing you are getting aspects right will help your confidence and show you that all is not lost.
Dwelling on the things that went wrong will not get you anywhere. Instead make plans on how you are going to develop yourself to overcome the areas that you were weak at during the interview. Focus your energy on how not repeat the same things so you don’t have to face being rejected again. Get planning on steps you need to take and how you will achieve this within a certain time frame.
Rejection does hurt and will make you feel sad and even frustrated. So before you start to pick things apart and start to work on what needs developing, get rid of the sadness and frustration first. You get rid of it by doing something fun. Go out with friends, do a fun activity, spend time with loved ones, do something you enjoy etc. By doing something you enjoy and fun you release all the negative energy you have developed and pump yourself full of positive vibes. You will feel more relaxed, confident and positive. Don’t let the sadness or frustration take hold of you as it will do harm to your efforts.
Surround yourself with positive individuals when you have heard you have been rejected. By having these positive people around will help you to not feel so bad. They will give you encouraging words of advice and let you know they will do what they can to help you. Knowing you are not alone and have others who you can talk too and help will give you a nice boost. Having that support will help you not feel not alone and give you the kick and encouragement you need to bounce back better.