Whether it’s a professional or a personal, most people battle to deal with rejection. Being rejected after an interview to your dream job can often feel like a serious setback. Read on to seek out how to pick yourself up, and get back in the job-hunting game after a rejection in an interview.

Never take it personally
It may feel like a personal rejection, but it’s not about whether you’ve been liked or not. Employers interview multiple candidates for a single position, so they often have a tough decision to pick the person most suitable for the job. This decision will come down to who has the best skills and fits the role and company, rather than the interviewer personally taking an active dislike for you individually.

Take it as a Learning experience
So, if you did not get the job-ask yourself why not? Take some time to sit down and think about the interview, what were the strong points and what were some of the questions that you had challenges answering?                                                                                                                                                                  Also, reaching out to your interviewer and asking for feedback is perfectly reasonable; the most important thing is that you learn from every interview experience so that you can be much better next time.

Improve your preparation
If there were some loopholes in your expertise, or you were struggling to answer some questions from the interviewer – improve your technique of preparation for the next interview. Make sure you read the job requirements thoroughly and fully understand them. You also need to learn your own CV inside out and know exactly how your skills and experience suit the job requirements. You can also read tips on ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS IN A JOB INTERVIEW here.

Do not keep contacting
While a short email or call to get their feedback is entirely acceptable – you have to consider whatever they have to say. Giving the interviewer a piece of your mind, or challenging them constantly about why you didn’t get the job, isn’t ok. No matter how much you may think you were the best fit for the position, you need to recognize that the decision of the employer is final.

Keep yourself motivated
After a job rejection, it’s crucial that you stay motivated; keep applying for jobs and remember there are lots of opportunities out there. TransCruit alone offers thousands of opportunities! So, don’t let one rejection put you off applying for other opportunities. If you keep yourself motivated & dedicated, eventually you would find your dream job.

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