5 Things To Do When You Don't Get Hired

Oh, so you didn't get the job? Here's how to deal.

1. Accept that rejection is a normal part of life.
Instead of giving up, charge it to experience. Just because you didn't get this job, doesn't mean you're not going to get the next one. 

2. The rejection does not reflect who you are.
Even the most experienced candidates have been turned down for inexplicable or flimsy reasons. Don't think it's because you aren't good enough.

3. Be realistic.
Looking for a job is actually a full-time job. Don't expect that you'll get hired the moment you start sending out your resume. On average, job searches can take from four months to about a year. Yep, that's a lot of waiting time, so be patient. 

4. Don’t quit.
It’s so easy to give up and slink into some dark corner after a major letdown. But to produce results, it’s better to lose yourself in positive action than wallow in self-pity.

5. Say thanks.
No matter how miserable you feel, send a gracious thank you note to the employer. Who knows? A new opportunity might just come up for you with the same company in the future.

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This article originally appeared on Jobstreet.com.ph. Minor edits have been implemented by the Cosmo.ph editors. Read the full story here.

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