How well do you deal with rejection?
As I’m currently in the process of job hunting, I’ve had to deal with a lot of rejection lately.
I recently had two job interviews. The interviews went well and I was feeling confident and hopeful. Both companies said they would get back to me next week.
By the end of the next Wednesday, I received the dreaded email from one company saying I didn’t get through to the next round.
Trying to be proactive I emailed the other company to follow up. They said they would call me at a certain time. I started to get excited. I’ve learnt from job hunting, that emails are usually bad but phone calls are usually good.
Unfortunately this was not one of those good phone calls. I didn’t get the job.
I was disappointed. I was gutted because I really wanted that particular job. I felt the sting of rejection.
No matter how we cut it, rejection can be hard.
Here are my thoughts on how to deal with rejection….