Getting rejected from a job sometimes feels like the end of the world. However, what if you learn something from that experience? Then – it’s not so bad. Here are our top 3 tips for getting through this tough time.
1. Look at the bright side
Ok, so your first interview was the worst – You stammer, stumble and completely forget all the answers you’ve prepared. You’re sweating in your suit. You can’t answer the questions and you keep saying “umm…”. There are many things that can ruin an interview.
But here’s the BIG silver lining. You’ve performed the worst you possibly can – and now you can only go UP, UP AND UP. You’re more familiar with the interview process and setting now. You will be less nervous – and the right answers will just FLOW out of your mouth.
2. Getting Feedback
This is an ESSENTIAL step that almost no-one takes. Email the interviewer a day or two after the job, and ask him for both negative and positive constructive criticism. Ask him what you did well, what you can improve on, and how. This differentiates you from other candidates and also lets the company know that you are dedicated to improving your corporate and personal communication skills.
However, be VERY careful to word your email courteously, and NOT as though you are begging for the job, or badgering the interviewer. Take care of the tone of your email.
3. Positive Visualization
This may sound obvious, but positive visualization REALLY, REALLY works. What this means is, if you imagine the job scenario as going well – you’re more likely to do well at the interview. Negative visualization on the other hand, will increase your chances of performing badly. Why? Because subliminally, positive visualization boosts your self confidence and negative visualization makes you more nervous.
We hope you find these tips useful! You have an interesting way you handle rejections? Leave a comment, and let us know!