How To Stop Job Rejection

How To Stop Job Rejection

Any setback can harm your self confidence. Continual rejection in your job search can take time to get back up.

Let’s look at some areas that can help instill assurance that the coming weeks and months don’t have to be filled with a fear of being turned down again.

Jordan Ball, Senior Industrial Recruitment Consultant, highlights that a lot comes down to the very first point of entry for an employer, your CV. Jordan says, “A CV that is kept up to date, can help a candidate so much. It shows the effort that people put in and no matter how tough things might have been, it shows organisation and reliability. The first thing we send to employers are CVs, this is the first representation of someone, regardless of personality. If you send a CV that is messy and no attention to detail the chances are, your efforts stop before they have begun.”

Karen Jayne Harris, Senior Consultant, says that if you have faced a lot of rejection, it can be rectified. “I always look at the jobs people are applying for. For instance, if you have been working with an agency, do your aspirations match the culture and personality of a potential employer? When there is a fit, what then comes into play is the interview situation, encouragement and advice can be the support that you need.”

Hayley Oldring, Recruitment Consultant recognises that a supporting arm can make a huge difference, “If a candidate has faced a number of setbacks what can happen is that they expect failure. Going into an interview can mean a sense of expectation resulting in rejection. Part of our job is to pick people up and rally behind them. Seeing someone step into an interview with their head held high and to be offered a role, is rewarding feeling for everyone.”

There are steps you can do that can help point towards an encouraging future, by looking back. Harriet Wilson, Assistant Operations Manager explains, “If you are unsuccessful, don’t just accept the result, ask for feedback. What this does is present you with areas to work on and be practical with. Perhaps there isn’t a natural link between your experience and the role you went for, it could even be that first impression, it all helps to find out. Realise that for most part, candidates do nothing wrong, it comes down to preference, fit and what is needed for the role.”

The time you spend looking at rectifying where issues have been and areas that have let you down, can help pay dividends and repay you back when you are offered the role you want and rejection becomes a thing of the past.