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How to Handle Job Rejection and Keep Moving Forward

You expected another round of interview but it never comes…or you’ve been turned down for a job you were excited about. No matter what stage you are at in the job search, it’s likely that rejection has reared its ugly head in your direction. 

Receiving a job rejection can be devastating, especially if you’ve been searching for a while. It’s normal to feel disappointed and discouraged, but it is important to remember that a job rejection isn’t the end of the world. Instead of letting it get you down, use it as an opportunity to learn and grow.

To succeed in your long-term goal of finding that next opportunity, you need to learn to cope with being turned down. Otherwise, it’s easy to let a momentary setback turn into a major career roadblock.

Tips for Coping with Rejection

Moving on after a job rejection can be tough, but it’s important to remember that it’s just one step in the job search process. With the right attitude and a few helpful tips, you can move on and find the job that is right for you.

How to Respond after Being Rejected from a Job

Here are simple ways as you response to a job rejection email considering the following elements;

Use the steps and examples in this guide to write a job rejection response to support professional connections in your future. Sending a polite and professional email is sure to reflect well on you professionally and may potentially lead to other opportunities at the company.

For more guidance on how to prioritize your mental health in a job search, see this blog post.