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|Overcoming job rejection
Q: I received rejection letter from companies
that I know I was perfect for. I don't know what
I am doing wrong or what to do next.
1) Take the time to review your resume (or get
someone else to review it).
2) Think of what the questions were during the
interview and then write down your answers as
best you can remember. Run these by a
friend and see what they think of your answers.
3) To over come job rejection, call the employer back and state that you are
still very interested in the job, and if the
other candidates did not prove to be qualified, I
would love the opportunity to discuss the
position again. Ask what concerns they had about
your skills and experience. they might avoid the
issue nor give you a vague answer but then again
they might give you some valuable feedback.
Depending on what they say, you can try to
overcome the concerns by providing them with more
info perhaps or you can use their criticisms as
something to work on for your next interview with
another employer. Many people hate doing
follow up calls because they might annoy the
employer or they might sound desperate but really
you have nothing to lose since they have already
rejected you and you might gain important
information that can help you by just spending a
few minutes to do a follow up call.