When you interview for a job and find out you didn’t get it, it’s not the end of your story.
As difficult as it may be, it’s important not to take it too personal.
For instance, how many people do you know that have been offered the first job that they’ve applied to?
My guess, not too many – if any at all. Perhaps these people exist, but they are far outnumbered by the rest of us who encounter rejection on the way to job hunting success.
When rejection is taken personally, it’s harder to assess the situation – hindering the ability to nail the next opportunity.
Most interviewers will not provide constructive feedback about what went wrong or why they decided not to hire you.
What you can do is, to the best of your ability, reconstruct all your conversations and examine your interactions.
Find out if there is something to improve upon for next time.
It’s your obligation to try.
The point is that the job market changes daily and so do companies.
No matter how much you fell in love with a given job and think it’s “the one,” there will be more jobs out there tomorrow than there are today.
All you need is the right opportunity.
You may not always end up where you thought you were going. But you will always end up where you are meant to be – Jessica Taylor
Your background, qualifications, and experiences are what make you different than the rest – something to be embraced.
Soon the right company will come.
In the meantime, you have every right and responsibility as a job hunter to continue submitting your resume and interviewing with companies until you accept a particular offer.
Today’s rejection may pave the way to tomorrow’s greater opportunity.
There’s no such thing as the last possible job.