Practice Makes Perfect: Turning Rejection into Acceptance

Not everyone gets an offer for the position to which they applied.

Gabriel Lucas

May 3, 2022

Practice Makes Perfect: Turning Rejection into Acceptance

If you didn't get invited to the next round, or if you were a finalist but came up a bit short, don't be hard on yourself — and for sure don't be hard on the person delivering you the bad news, either. Learning to handle adversity with grace and dignity is a skill in and of itself. Burning bridges is not constructive for anyone, particularly you. We have seen firsthand employers go back to released candidates when something goes awry with a search. At the same time, we've also seen hiring managers move to new organizations and search for the same position. Treat any rejection like an opening performance task for your next application, and you'll be all the more prepared for the inevitable challenges and frustrations during that search. Above all else, don't give up! There is a job out there with your name on just have to find it.

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