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Job Interview Rejection - Now What?

April 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 210

Job interviews are naturally competitive and there can only be one winner. So, many job seekers have to go through the process of getting rejected and dealing with failure.

Rejection sucks. It just does. No matter who you are. There could be a dozen reasons why you did not get the job offer and none have to do with the fact that you are not a qualified professional.

This tends to discourage most job seekers but you must remember that failure is a part of life. You see, all skilled learning is achieved by trial and error. It's normal. Our errors, mistakes and failures are necessary steps in the learning process.

Most people get rejected in a job interview and don't know how to manage these negative experiences. But there is a way to use failure to your advantage and let it contribute to the learning process of successful interviewing.

#1 - Identify your past mistakes in your job interviews. We bury in our unconscious mind the memories of past failures, unpleasant and painful experiences. Instead of letting it hold you back from future success, recognize that you have made a mistake.

Skip the overreacting. Emotions are usually heightened after receiving bad news. But don't be too quick to get down on yourself. This negative reaction is detrimental to your future success. Take a deep breath and just let it go.

#2 - Take corrective action. The goal is to learn from your mistakes and take steps to correct your mistakes in the next interview. Criticizing yourself for past mistakes and errors serve no useful purpose and can be destructive for your present performance if you dwell on it. So, focus on taking action.

You have to maintain perspective and focus on the true facts. If you did all you can in the job interview and still did not get the job, that's fine. But if you did not, take the time to get the additional help you need to succeed.

#3 - Keep your eye on the ball. Focus on the next target so you have no time to look back. Pay attention to the task at hand and focus all your mental energy on the positive goal ahead of you; that is getting it right in your next job interview.

Make a decision to consciously forget your past failure and move on. When you do succeed (and you will) in your next job interview, this is what you should store in your unconscious mind to repeat over and over.

Staying positive is the very best thing you can do for yourself after getting the bad news. The memories of past failure can't hurt you as long as you focus all your energy on your next positive target or goal - to be exceptional in your next interview and get hired.

By the way, do you want more advanced job interview training to stand out from your competition? Click here for my free video course: Job Interview Training

Or to get my free ebook "Irresistible Interviews: The Secret To Transform Yourself Into The Confident, Capable And Credible Job Seeker That Every Hiring Manager Is Desperately Looking For!" click here: Job Interview Secrets Ebook

Adwoa M. Jones is a former HR Manager and Founder of Crystal Clear Interviews, the #1 Job Interview Coaching Program teaching talented professional women how to get hired...in ANY job interview...in ANY economy!

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