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Remaining Positive after Interview Rejection

positive after rejection

Remaining positive after a rejection can be particularly tough, It’s easy to beat yourself up over your mistakes but the really important thing is that you come back from this rejection and continue on with your job search.


The following are a few methods to try;



After your interview, take some time to assess how you performed. Were there questions you were unable to answer? Were there areas you felt you didn’t perform well on? What would you do differently if given another chance? Consider these questions and learn how to improve for future interviews.


Review the high points

When assessing your performance don’t just focus on the negatives, this will only lead to self-doubt and negative feelings. So as well as highlighting areas you need to improve on highlight areas you did well on, if you do this after each interview you should see that your interview skills are improving with each interview.



Make sure you get feedback from the employer/your recruitment consultant. Don’t be afraid to ask what you did wrong, you have nothing to lose in asking. This kind of feedback can help you to learn what areas you need to improve on for your next interview.


Get back on the horse

Continue applying for new jobs, the more time you put into your job hunt the less time you have to focus on the interviews you have just completed. And think of it this way the more CVs you send, the more likely you’ll land a job sooner.


Job Interview rejections can lower your self-confidence; however nearly all job applicants suffer through rejections at one point during their careers. Whilst rejection may hurt for a while, perseverance will ultimately bag you that job.

Posted by Julia Purcell, Marketing & Communications Manager Sigmar on 29 November 2017

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