Receiving job rejectings SUCK.
“I know, I know, you can say that again”
And it’s October now, and you’re probably wondering “Well, dang. It’s almost the end of the year!”
No need to fear, I am here to help as best as I can (And if you ever need more help: Click here)
Let me tell you a quick story: I’ve felt so many rejections throughout my life.
And they sting. The hardest one was first getting rejected from my “dream job” at Google.
I interviewed for their BOLD Internship program, made it to the final round, and sadly, wasn’t given an offer.
And this was tough - coming from a “non-target school” where Google didn’t come to my university, it was a privilege to even get an interview.
But I BLEW IT.
Or did I?
Instead of feeling rejected, I took this opportunity to turn into a redirection - and this is how you can do the same.
1) Respond to the rejection email
Share how grateful you are for the opportunity, and say that you’d love to stay in touch for future roles if available.
A way to say this?
“Hi (NAME), thank you for the update on my candidacy for the (ROLE) at (COMPANY)! I appreciate the time you took to prepare me for the interview. Although things didn’t work out at this time, I’d love to stay in touch regarding future opportunities.
Thank you again and have a great day!
2) Stay in touch
As you can see from above, I stayed in touch with the recruiter for months (and even to this day!). If you do this, you can stay on top of mind for when the recruiter has an open role; also, you can give them an update on your progress and send roles that you qualify for. You never know if they’ll introduce you to someone who could give you an interview, which can lead to an offer!
3) Update Your Resume
Keep your resume ALWAYS updated.
Include bullet points tailored to the job description you’re going for.
For consistency, do it for every job title (And start doing this for free on ResumAI by Wonsulting).
When the time comes, you’ll then be able to submit your resume to the recruiter quicker and be the first who applies.
And always remember this: the early bird, gets the worm!
Rejection can be hard…
But my favorite motto: Rejection is ALWAYS redirection.
Every "no" gets you closer to that one "yes" that can change everything.
All it takes, is to change your mindset, and when you do, you change your life.
Appreciate you for taking time to read; if you ever have any feedback, feel free to respond to this newsletter and I’d love to hear!
See you next week!
Co-founder of Wonsulting
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