We can all agree that finding a job and going on interviews is stressful and overwhelming. Then, after the interview, you receive a phone call that says, “It was a great pleasure to meet you” and “you were extremely qualified, however, we decided to pursue another candidate” – it’s hard to feel anything less than discouraged.
But, stop seeing rejection as a bad thing; yes, being offered the position may have been the ideal opportunity, but throughout the process, you were able to gain valuable insights that will remain with you throughout the rest of your job hunt and career.
Here are 4 simple lessons you can learn from job search rejection:
Communication with employers is key to building professional skills. In-person interviews provide you with practice – like how to answer tough questions and talk about your accomplishments. So, if you find yourself on the receiving end of one of those “we regret to inform you” emails or phone calls, just remind yourself that as one door closes, another one is inevitably bound to open.