How to cope with Interview rejection

Interview rejection is not the end of the road. No one likes the feeling but here are five great reasons to keep your head up

It’s nothing personal

The interviewer is looking for the person who seems to best fit their requirements. Whoever does this best get the offer. Learn to do this better and next time that person will be you.

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Temporary failure is the price you pay for success

Yep it’s a cheesy saying, but it’s totally true. Sometimes being rejected is part of the journey. There is a lot to be said for perseverance. I’ve seen people go from absolute fear of the interview to performing like a professional and scoring a job they love. Were there a few failures in between? Of course. Were they worth it? Definitely.

Feedback will help you to improve as a candidate

OK so you didn’t get the job. Find out why. Every word of feedback can give you an edge in the next interview you face. Work to improve where you fell short and be better prepared next time.

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No one was born doing this. The more interviews you do, the more comfortable you will feel, and the better you will be. Think about how you can use this experience to improve as an interviewee, and remember this is a skill that will serve you for life.

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You deserve the job you want – you won’t get it if you quit

There are plenty of opportunities out there. Especially for good candidates. Concentrate on how you can improve your preparation, learn more about your employer and present yourself more effectively.

Believe in yourself. Your time will come if you get back out there.

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