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How to bounce back after job rejection!

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author:by Jodie Fox

Receiving a job rejection can be disheartening and discouraging. No one enjoys getting turned down for a job, and if you’ve done a lot of preparation for a role that you really wanted, it can be harder still to accept a rejection.


But with the right mindset, you can turn this experience into a career development opportunity. 


Here are some suggestions on how to bounce back after job rejection:


  • Allow yourself to feel disappointed. It's natural to feel disappointed and upset after receiving a job rejection. Take some time to acknowledge your feelings, but don't dwell on them for too long.

  • Seek feedback. Ask the employer for feedback on your application or interview. This can help you understand why you were not selected and identify areas for improvement.

  • Stay positive. Don't let the rejection discourage you. Remember that job searching is a process and that rejection is a normal part of that process.

  • Keep networking. Continue to build and maintain professional relationships with people in your industry. Attend networking events, connect with people on LinkedIn, and participate in industry-related activities.

  • Improve your skills. Take this opportunity to improve your skills and knowledge. Consider taking courses, attending seminars or workshops, or volunteering to gain more experience.

  • Keep applying. Keep applying for jobs, and don't give up. Every application is a learning opportunity and brings you one step closer to finding the right job for you.


Remember, rejection is not a reflection of your worth or abilities. Keep a positive attitude, stay focused, and keep working towards your goals.


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