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Hiring How-tos: Job Rejection

Posted at 10:54 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 11:31:09-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Job rejection is just as much apart of the job process as anything else, Cathy Lanzalaco, Career Coach and owner of Inspire Careers said.

She says to first, manage your expectations. If you apply for 15 jobs you don't want all those jobs, so it's okay to be rejected.

But it can get frustrating when people are hearing "no" more than "yes". Lanzalaco suggests taking breaks in the job search. This can help someone refocus and reevaluate their process. When you do go back at it, do something different like talking to people at those companies or updating your LinkedIn profile.

She recommends keeping a spread sheet of all the jobs you have applied for, to keep them in track.

"Go back and take a look at what you have applied for, do you see any patterns," Lanzalaco said. "People should always know you are energized and you're excited and you see your own value, and then they will want to tap into your value too.

Just because you didn't get that one job you really wanted, doesn't mean that same job isn't out there at a different company.

"Opportunity is here everyday, new companies are opening every day," Lanzalaco said. She adds that if you are rejected from a job, do not take it personally. "That job wasn't the right job for you so I say go back at it."

"Don't be afraid, it's going to take a while to get that right job and when you get it, it's going to be fabulous and it is going to be worth it," Lanzalaco said.