How To Pick Yourself Up When You Didn't Get The Job

How To Pick Yourself Up When You Didn't Get The Job

Informing someone they didn’t get the job, can be the foundation for a successful future.

As recruiters, it is important to remember that delivering bad news is an unavoidable part of the job. 

It is important to provide feedback and the opportunity to build resilience to take advantage of what the future presents. 

Let us share our expertise in how to transform rejection into motivation and progress. 

Karen Jayne Harris, Senior Consultant, says it all begins from the very moment of sharing the news, “I’ll always make sure it’s a call, never an email. How you deliver makes such a difference. Delivering news someone didn’t want to hear can be the foundation for a stronger next step. You have to be honest, it could be as simple as someone else had more experience. What helps people is a reassuring arm around them. The relationships we all build do matter.”

According to LinkedIn, 78% of job candidates believe the way they’re treated in the hiring process is a clear indicator of how a company will treat their employees. 

How people are treated is integral to their confidence according to Georgia Brooker, Financial Recruitment Consultant, “There is nothing worse than a candidate not receiving prompt feedback. This gives the basis for the next steps. For instance, it helps which clients I pick the conversation back up with. It helps when a candidate knows there are plenty of other opportunities are available and we’ll go through a familiar process that they felt comfortable with.”

Jordan Ball, Senior Industrial Recruitment Consultant recognises that unsuccessful interviews provide clues, “I can’t work with company feedback of ‘not suitable,’ I need to know why. It could be that a candidate just wasn’t as engaged as expected, or when it came to questions they just weren’t assured. What this does is serve as preparation for next time. So many times, feedback helps refine what candidates need to do and then they are successful.”  

Kat Bielecka, Recruitment Consultant, knows that empathy can go a long way. “For some candidates, it can take a few interviews to feel confident, we have all been there when it comes to job rejection. When a candidate knows that I have their best interests, rejection doesn’t have to feel isolated. It can lead to a healthier and happier future.”

The importance of a good candidate experience should not be underestimated. Not only should it be taken into account during the interview process, but it should also be extended to when bad news has to be given. 

Some people may not take rejection well and may need extra guidance and support to continue to strive and be content with their careers. Having a recruiter on your side can be very beneficial in these situations. 

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