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Dealing with knockbacks

  • Be aware that you are not always going to get the job you apply for, everyone has been through this before, and you are not on your own. One way forward would be to ask the company who has rejected you to provide some feedback on why you didn’t get the job. This is helpful for you to know and will help you prepare for your next interview. If you haven’t managed to get to the interview stage, it may be worth taking some time to review your personal statement or CV, perhaps you didn’t fulfil the person specification requirements.
  • Of course, you are going to feel down and anxious about your future prospects, but keep positive!
  • If you did make it to the interview stage, that is surely one thing to be positive about, it means that they thought that you must have been a good candidate; also you should value the interview experience. So what can you do now?
  • Reassess the interview. Think about what you could have done better, did you sell yourself enough?
  • Get back out there straight away and start looking for another job, while you still have the buzz, don’t sit back and sulk!

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