Handling Job Rejection

Searching and applying for jobs post-graduation has been a very draining task over the last year. Since graduating in May 2020, I have been searching to start the next part of my career.


However, trying to find a job has been nothing but stressful. Applying to countless jobs, constantly tweaking my resume is very time-consuming. It’s hard when you spend all this time applying for jobs, and then they either reject you right away, or you never hear from them in the first place.


Sometimes, you make it a step further and interview with the company, which leads you to start envisioning yourself there. That’s what happened to me. For almost two months, I had a lead on a job that would have been perfect for a start in my career and get some experience. But after three separate interviews, constant messaging back and forth, they went with someone else.


I genuinely thought I had the job, was going to start writing my two weeks’ notice. So, when I received this email saying I did not get it, I was crushed.


Yet, I decided that I would not let it get to me. I could sit here, pity myself, and be angry, but in the end, the only one that suffers is me.


My most important piece of advice is not to take it too personally. At the end of the day, it’s their loss. Use why they said no as a learning opportunity to help in the future.


I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason. So, if that job and I were not meant to be then, I know something better will come my way. Rejection is hard to overcome but, it is part of life, and for now, I will continue to look for new jobs and new opportunities.

Thanks for reading!

Megan

5 comments

  1. I can so relate with you. I had 9 rounds of video interviews with a dream firm last year and thought it was a done deal. Only for COVID to hit and their recruiting went on hold. It sucks so much especially after all the effort you’ve put in but I agree with you – what’s meant to be yours finds your way to you. ❤️🤗
    Good luck and keep going.

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