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How to Deal with Job Rejection

Job Rejection is something everyone has to face at some point in our lives, whether it’s not hearing back from a company after you’ve spent time working on your CV or not getting the job after you thought you aced the interview. At Kiwi Recruitment Consultants in Sussex, we understand that rejection can be tough – like, really tough – but don’t take it too personally, as job rejection can also be seen as a good thing.

Some of the most talented and iconic people have been rejected at some point. Look at JK Rowling, she was rejected many times before Harry Potter (and even when she was writing under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith), the Beatles were first rejected by Decca Records and Oprah was fired from her first television job at 23.

There are countless other tales of rejections, but what we are telling you is that rejection is good for the soul. So, you might be down in the dumps about the interview for the job you didn’t get but in the long run, you will be better.

However, there are some important points you should think about when you are going through the job process. Remember:

Do have a Plan B. Of course, go for your dreams and put 100% into everything you do, but remember to have a back-up. For example, if you are job-seeking and find the perfect position that you know will be just right, don’t pin all your hopes on it. Rather than waiting to hear back, keep applying for other jobs.

Ask for Feedback. Don’t be left in the lurch on why you didn’t get that job, ask. It’s normal to ask for feedback and if they are a good employer, they will give it to you. Hopefully, this can be constructive towards your next job interview and you can become a better applicant in your next round of job hunting.

Be Positive. This one is important, because taking on rejection is hard. Nobody likes it and it can be a huge hit to our egos but we have to learn from it to become better. Use the feedback and tell yourself: “Next time, the job is mine.”

Take on your rejection and let it work for you. It’s normal to feel injured after facing job rejection, but don’t let it dominate your life. Just because you weren’t fit for one role, doesn’t mean you can’t be a fantastic addition to another company. Keep positive and keep going.

If you need a helping hand to find your next permanent or temporary position, get in touch with Kiwi Recruitment Consultants in Sussex, where a member of staff can find the perfect job for you.

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