We know it all too well. You apply to a job online and think you’re a slam dunk candidate as in a no brainer to interview.
Lo and behold, a few days later you receive a form letter e-mail indicating the company will not be interviewing you. What gives? Here at MediaJobsDaily we like to chalk it up to the “it’s not me, it’s you” approach.
As in, anything could be going on internally. It could have been filled by an internal candidate, the hiring manager could have changed his or her hiring needs, the job could be put on hold soon unbeknownst to you, the boss’ boss’ nephew could have slid in the door. Anything could have happened so please don’t take it personally.
That said, when you’re pounding the pavement and hitting slammed door after slammed door, sometimes it’s hard not to move on. (And if you’re interviewing and getting close to a job offer several times and still haven’t gotten the coveted jobs, well in that case you don’t want to be remiss in looking at your interview style and realizing hey, it is you! But that’s a whole other blog post coming soon.)
According to Dr. Lynn Joseph, columnist at The Washington Post, there are a few things you can do to bounce back from initial rejection. Read more