Job rejection can take a toll on a person, but never let one rejection define you and your identity.
So, now that you have become a professional in your field, 50 percent of your dream scenario is completed, so congratulate yourself for working hard enough to achieve what you only dreamt of.
Now the second half of your dream has begun, and you might feel like it is an easy thing to become a master. Still, it is so difficult to apply your mastery and professional skills at the relevant opportunities.
Go back to the past! Didn’t you think that the professional course that I am going to do is so difficult? You would have definitely thought of this at some particular time, and things still took off after you had maintained your patience and hard work. Have faith and know that your hard work and determination will roll over the stones yet again.
Ways to Deal with Job Rejection
Here are a few things that you need to keep in mind to deal with rejection at jobs.
1. Be Patient and Work Hard
Remember, if you stop at this point, you are not only letting go of your dreams but also proving that the time taken to complete the strenuous course in your field was a complete waste.
Maintain your options. Maintain your job search momentum until you’ve accepted a position. It can be tempting to have your heart set on a specific profession, but keeping your alternatives open increases your chances of landing a job. Continue to send out applications for another job title while you wait for a response from an employer.
2. Belief in Yourself!
Being a job seeker believe that you have the capability to achieve what you desire even after a job rejection. Don’t underestimate yourself. Just think positively and believe that you can fly!
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Learn to appreciate yourself even though all people see is a failure. You know you can do it, and no one else can put you down. Rejections are a part of one’s life; learn to accept them and move on.
3. Ask WHY?
Find out the reasons that have let you down and depressed you. If not anything, take inspiration from the Bollywood films (they can be really motivating at times) and then work on them so that you have no reason to fail.
Examine your process to discover where you can improve. Examine the job description once more. Do you lack certain necessary skills? Would you hire someone with your skill set if you were the hiring manager?
Meditation might appear boring, but it is a healthy exercise for both body and the mind. Try it in the morning, and you could even look for some meditation tracks on YouTube. Even five minutes of meditation can help you forget the pain and help you cope with rejection.
5. Master Your Profession
Don’t let your mind wander off, and there are so many other things to learn and achieve even after getting a degree. Start improvising on your skills to assure yourself that your life graph is on the rise and is not declining after job rejections. Master your skills every day to get better.
Examine your job search process and whether or not you receive feedback from your company, you should reflect on your experience. Examine your process to discover where you can improve for future interviews.
Examine the job description once more. Do you lack certain necessary skills? Would you employ someone with your skill set if you were the hiring manager?
Make contact with the interviewer after the job interview. Regardless of whether you are rejected, thank the interviewer for the opportunity. You might impress them if you handle rejection with maturity and class. Connect with them on social media platforms like LinkedIn.
6. Don’t Compare
Comparisons are odious. The only person you should compare yourself with is your older self; try to be a better version of yourself every day. You may see many of your old fellows getting good jobs, and you are the only one left, don’t worry because your golden period might be around the corner. Remember, you are unique and special, and comparison would only weigh you down, don’t be disheartened because of job rejection.
So, rest assured, it’s doubtful that your rejection was the result of a deliberate vote against you by the recruiting manager. Another candidate’s experience or personality may have resonated more strongly with the hiring manager.
Utilize the opportunity, a rejection can be especially frustrating if you are unaware of why you were rejected, and it may be worthwhile to get constructive feedback. Ask for feedback even if you don’t get one, many job seekers skip this essential part after job interviews. Not all hiring managers will provide this, but a quick phone call or email might give you a better sense to work on future opportunities.
2.1. How Can I Use My Disappointment to Motivate Myself?
Every day, do a little meditation. As you meditate on a daily basis, you will be able to overcome your difficulties and find the fortitude to recover from any scenario.
You can practice this basic meditation-
Sit with your eyes closed, your spine erect, and your palms open and on your lap. Take deep breaths and exhale gently, concentrating on your breathing. After a few breaths, relax and let go of all attempts. Do nothing and allow your thoughts—good or bad—to come to you. Don’t let your mind wander. If you stop thinking, those thoughts will return with greater power.
Sit like this for 20 minutes, doing nothing.
2.2. How To Stop Feeling Unhappy and Hopeless After Being Rejected from A Job I Really Wanted?
Giving up would be an easy way to avoid all of those terrible sensations. Instead of looking for the job you want or your dream job, attempt to locate one for which you are overqualified yet know you will be the top candidate. However, I expect it is not what you want, and I would not advise you to go that path, at least not yet.
You can help by taking a break from time to time. Go do something you really enjoy, whether it’s reading, going to an amusement park, hiking, or hanging out with friends, anything that will allow you to temporarily forget about your job search.
Or study something new while waiting for a new job offer (for enjoyment or to help you in your job search) that you have always wanted to learn but have not had the time or motivation to learn.
Work on building your self-confidence, practice self-talk, enhance your skill set for the long run, and do not let negative events affect you. Remember, negative events are clouds that pass away, they’re not the whole sky. Try to stay positive as much as you can.
2.3. Can You Change a Job Rejection from An Employer?
It is not possible to “alter the employer’s job rejection.” You can enhance your abilities, knowledge, and experience. Do it. You can apply for different positions. Do it.
By the way, the explanation an employer provides you for not hiring you may not be the true reason. They are not required to offer you a reason. Anything might happen. Perhaps the CEO’s relative was hired.
Perhaps they didn’t think you’d be a good match for the team. Perhaps you have an unpleasant mannerism or tone of voice. Perhaps you were impolite to a receptionist. There could be a million reasons why a candidate was not hired.
“Believe what you will,
That is right…
But I chose to win
So, I choose to fight.”
Read these lines twice when you feel like giving up in life.