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Paul Baker
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over 6 months ago

When you’re looking for a job, being rejected is nearly impossible to avoid. That doesn’t mean that it still doesn’t hurt! You could be sending in applications and not hearing anything, or you could be getting all the way to the end of a hiring process only to be passed up for another candidate. Whatever the situation may be, rejection while job seeking can feel difficult to bounce back from.

If left unchecked, these negative feelings can begin to sabotage your job search, so it's important to refocus yourself when you start to feel down about employer rejections.

One thing you can do: Understand what you can control. so it’s important to balance your understanding of what you can’t control with what you can control. If you feel powerless to succeed, you may feel like there’s no point in trying which can give you less energy to try.

Read about the 3 tips to overcome rejection while job seeking, and comment with how you successfully deal with job rejections.

#jobsearch #rejection #KeepGoingYouCanDoIt

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Paul Baker
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over 6 months ago

It's so difficult to keep getting #rejection emails -- or no response at all. #HowDoYouDeal?

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Deebo Burnett

Not good you can't get down on yourself you know that you are the one for the job there anyone who is missing out

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Bonita Scruggs

I am going through the same thing. Think I have applied for 100 jobs in the last 5 months. About 7 interviews and no offers. I am tired also of the rejection or no response at all. Feel like I'm just going through the motions. Heartwreching to say the least!

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Eleana Bowman
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Lance Wright
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I was told, “It’s not working out…”, despite beating sales target from month one.

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Jennifer Berry

Home Depot manager fired me right in front of all my co workers ..then she had to escort me out and said you can't come in this store for 6 months..(all happened in 5 minutes)..

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Jeff Magnuson, MBA
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over 6 months ago

A form rejection email is often not an accurate depiction of why you were not offered the job. Here are some other (very valid) reasons why you may not have received an offer, despite what you were told.

  • Hiring Freeze
  • Always Meant for an Internal Employee
  • Company is Afraid to Pull the Trigger
  • Found Someone Cheaper
  • Company Decided to Delay the Hire
  • Job Went to the Boss’s Niece
  • Company is Restructuring

Keep this in mind the next time you’re told “you weren’t a fit for our needs” or “we decided on a candidate with more experience” or not told a thing.

The ACTUAL reason could have absolutely nothing to do with you.

Of course, if this becomes a pattern, it’s possible your interviewing skills simply need some polishing. That’s easy enough to correct. I work with job seekers all the time in this area.

Bottom line: If a company decides not to move on with you (or never gives you any type of response), realize it’s their loss and continue to progress forward with your job search.

#jobsearch #rejection #jobseeker #interviews #advice

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Donna Graves
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I interviewed through zoom with the same company for the same position 3 times with 3 different managers and was told I was a perfect fit and a shoe in. After not hearing back for three weeks I emailed the hiring manager asking if they had moved on or what and was told I wasn’t chosen because they “didn’t want to remotely train someone” and that they loved me so much so I should make my resume align more “accounts payable” and interview again with a different manager. Needless to say I knew I wouldn’t be chosen as my experience is accounts receivable and they don’t even want to train (insane if you ask me). I have applied to every accounting job that I’ve seen and haven’t gotten any other interviews. Feeling defeated. #hr #experience #rejection

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Steven Ransom
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over 6 months ago

Usnews.com interviewed company leaders and hiring managers to find out the reasons they avoid sending rejection letters. Here's why: Volume: Companies receive an average of 250 resumes per position. ... From an employers' standpoint, it can seem better to send no letter at all than risk a potential lawsuit.

When Do Companies Have to Notify Job Applicants?

  • It takes time to apply for a job, from researching the company by creating a targeted resume and cover letter, and it can feel frustrating to not get a response. **Yet it's very common for companies to not notify applicants when they are rejected for a job. In fact, you might even interview with the company and never hear back. **

It can seem like your application disappeared into a job search black hole. Find out why companies shy away from sharing hiring status with candidates, when they must disclose information, and how to follow up during the application process.

 When job applicants don't hear back from an employer, it can be upsetting. 
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Steven Ransom
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over 6 months ago

Hi, paying attention to those rejection emails can be very helpful if you address them in the right way. Think of it as another way of evaluating your weakness to better improve your job search and communication skills by asking the question as to why you were rejected/unqualified. Don't just discard a possibility. . .

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Nefarious tristful
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over 6 months ago

I keep getting denied due to availability, but the thing is I'm only not available two days due to my brother dying this year, it's making me discouraged and making me feel like a failure and like I have no future, I miss my brother dearly and I feel like I cant catch a break, every job has directly said that it is because of that.

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Mel Willis
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over 6 months ago

I dont get it. I got rejected again. They loved my passion but no offer. What am I doing wrong? I am acclaimed in my field. Just turned 50. 2 degrees. Working on my Masters. All my roles were progressively upward. Am I being blackballed? I remain prayerful.

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