7 Ways You Can Turn A Job Rejection to Your Advantage

How To Handle A Job Rejection 

If you got the interview at your dream company your resume is working for you. Only you will know how the interview went based on your gut feeling, what questions were asked that you think caused them to reject you. 

Start there. Identify learnings and build a personal development plan.    

If you don’t follow the steps listed below (and this list is not comprehensive) you won’t ever find out if you have another chance with the company or if you have a chance with another company.    

Here are 7 ways you can turn a job rejection to your advantage 

  1. Ask for detailed feedback (note this does not guarantee you will get a response).
  2. Be resilient. Remember that this is a part of your process. Don’t overanalyze – move on! 
  3. Get help with interviewing to make sure you dotted all your I’s and crossed all you T’s.
  4. Follow-up. Forward a job interview rejection email to the hiring manager asking if they have any additional opportunities. 
  5. Keep a positive tone in all correspondence to anyone you talk to about the job. 

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  1. Determine why you didn’t get the job but don’t overthink it. Sometimes the company may not decide to fill the role. 
  2. Keep tailoring your resume and applying for jobs until you find a company that values what you bring to the table, that’s also willing to pay you what you’re worth.  
  3. Join a community that can share their experiences with you and give you feedback. 

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