What To Do After A Job Rejection

what to do after job application rejection

Anyone who has ever sent out a job application has already had the unpleasant experience of a rejection. However, most companies do not send more than a short standard letter, leaving the applicant with the sinking feeling of rejection and uncertainty: Why were you rejected? Are my scores at TonyBet login not sufficient? 

But first, please don't take rejection personally when applying for jobs. Getting rejected from a job can be the first step to finding the right position.

Rejection Can Be Rough

Nobody likes to be rejected - neither in their professional nor in their private life. Nevertheless, it is part of life and with it such unpleasant experiences as heartbreak or the rejection of your application. Regardless of whether you receive the "no" directly or after an interview, you should never take it personally. Of course, that's easier said than done. But practice dealing with rejections in application processes in a professional manner and see them as an opportunity instead. Remember: A rejection is neither a "no" to you as a person nor final. 

It means no more and no less than that another applicant has been selected for the position at that time. This may be because he or she had more precise qualifications for the job profile, because he or she knows the personnel manager personally, or - you must also consider this possibility - because you made a mistake. But as we all know, to err is human and you can and should learn from your mistakes. The only question is: how? 

Knowing Why Is Vital 

The problem is that companies usually don't send out more than a short standard rejection letter. The wording "We have decided in favor of another applicant" or something similar leaves the rejected applicant alone with a thousand unanswered questions: 

• Why was I rejected? 
• Did I make a mistake? 
• And if so, how can I improve in the future? 

On the one hand, companies simply want to save themselves time with such standard letters. Let's say they received 150 applications for the job, it would be a lot of effort to give each applicant a detailed explanation of the decision. It may have come down to your resume or CV, or the position could have been publicized but in the end given to someone already with the company (or with an inside connection to the business).

Ask Why You Didn't Get The Job 

That's right! And since asking costs nothing, as an applicant you can and should ask for the reasons after receiving a rejection. Not always, but in many cases you will receive a useful answer, so that you can optimize your application process for the future. Therefore, after receiving the rejection, call the company, preferably directly to the responsible personnel officer, or send a friendly email. 

Your chances of getting at least a brief explanation are not bad at all. This turns every rejection into an opportunity to improve, for example, your application documents, your appearance in interviews or your lack of qualifications. Certainly, you will not receive a useful answer from every company, or any answer at all. However, it is not a wasted effort, because with such a short inquiry you achieve a second effect. 

Asking questions increases your chances of getting a "yes". The courage to ask questions and the obvious will to improve, your willingness to learn, professionalism, friendliness and critical faculties are guaranteed to leave a good impression on the company. And all this with just a few short sentences. This is an unusual step. Only a few applicants will take it. Therefore, stand out from the crowd, make an impression on the recruiter and stay in his or her mind. This increases your chances of getting a "yes" on your next application. 

Friendly Follow-Ups

A friendly follow-up after the rejection improves your image in the long term and should be an integral part of your self-marketing in the application process. Even if you don't apply to that company again, you can assume that personnel managers know and exchange information between different companies - both positive and negative. How you handle a rejection can make or break that. Silence is therefore just as bad as an email in which you vent your anger, annoyance and frustration about the rejection. Sometimes silence is silver and speech is gold. Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with rejection letters. 

Reject Rejection Rage

We understand your anger, resentment and frustration. However, you will be cutting your own throat if you don't show professionalism when dealing with rejection letters. For this reason, you should only terminate an interview prematurely in extreme cases. 

Regardless of whether it was ultimately "your own fault" or the other applicant simply had the "better connections," asking about the rejection will leave a good impression, give you the opportunity to improve, and increase your chances of getting a "yes" on further applications - to other companies or to the same company. Perhaps the rejection will turn into an acceptance at the next suitable job posting after all. Or the professional that was chosen for the position you applied for could end up being a bad fit and vacating the job quickly, potentially before they even started! Anything is possible in today's job market.

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