With a population of more than 1.5 billion approximately and 3.1 million people trapped in the well of unemployment, a meagre job rejection has become a part of the mundane routine of the service class people. According to the recent World Bank Report, 30% of the youth of the country remains unemployed after the early stages of graduation. Since the last decade, nearly 65% of the young minds of the nation have shown early signs of depression. One of the major reasons has been rejection, both mental and emotional. Everyone is striving towards grasping the strands of their dream job, however only a few are successful in achieving the same. However, there’s always a silver lining to everything. Therefore, even if you are getting rejected from the job that you have been aspiring for since the day you mother conceived you, it is okay. Things always happen for a good reason. The only thing that makes you a better person is how you deal with yourself in those situations. So here are some strongly recommended tips on how to handle the rejection after a Job Interview like a boss inspired by your favorite comedy TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S
How to handle Job Interview rejection like a boss?
Always Have “The Plan”
Well, I don’t mean to say that your new plan has to be exactly like Joey and Pheobe’s (Insert devil’s laughter), but I am suggesting that you should ALWAYS have a new plan. Make it a rule or a holy ritual that you have to gather options for yourself when you are going in for an interview. Do not always rely on only one option. Always keep branching out to other opportunities too. This will definitely help you recover from a job rejection because even if one door closes, you’ll still know that there are plenty of doors ready to welcome you.
At the end of every job rejection, there is a band of three Ds that follows you around for weeks or maybe months. The three Ds stand for- Disappointment, Dejection, and Depression. There are 90% chances that you’ll always fall into the trap. However, only the brave minds know how to conquer themselves from weeks of self-loathing. So here’s a simple tip to handle that phase easily- Be like Joey. For people who haven’t watched the show as yet, it basically means to be happy. Do not think much (Joey wouldn’t do that), distract yourself with the things you love doing. Like order two pizzas, go out with your friends or just get a chick and a duck as pets. (I bet that will lighten up your mood)
Don’t fixate over one job rejection. Always try to find something good from every time you get rejected from an interviewer. Try to learn from your mistakes and work on them. As Rachel Green says, “That, my friend, is what they call closure!”. Get over the resentment and start fresh. The more you’ll ponder upon it, the more it will get difficult to come out of it. Try working on new projects. Explore the fields that were not a part of your plan. Also, there is always an option of becoming an entrepreneur. Experts have suggested that you should not waste more than two days thinking about the job that you could not get. Get closure!
Swing like Pheobe
Physical exercise always helps in releasing tension. Scientists have proved that any form of physical activity helps to release tension and relaxes all the muscles within your body. Another way for overcoming the dawning depression of a job rejection is indulging in physical activities. It will help you take your mind off things that are bothering you. Moreover, it will help you physically as well as mentally. One of the best ways to release tension is doing Yoga. The meditation and concentration help you put your broken pieces together and gives you a new perspective. If not yoga, then try to push yourself towards a particular sport that you fancy. That will surely help you in recovering from the rejection.
“It’s not you, it’s me!”
It is natural that after every job rejection you will curse your fate and yourself for the things happening to you. It is not wrong. However, doing that continuously for weeks is wrong. It will destroy your confidence and you will lose faith in yourself. Always remember that you are not alone. There are thousands of people who are getting strangled with the ropes of rejection every day. It is normal for a person to get rejected from their dream jobs. Even Mark Zuckerburg got rejected when he first presented his idea for the famous social networking website that the entire world is using nowadays. There is nothing wrong with you, it is always a matter of bad luck or a bad day that you miss your chance of getting the job. The key to overcoming this cruel phase to remain positive. Look for your strengths and start working on them. Always look ahead for future ventures and do not dig up the past. It will only disrupt your mind and make the task further difficult for you.
Don’t be Ross
Don’t lose your temper during an interview. Your future employer will always try to get you on your dark side, but it your task not to help him succeed. Stay focused and calm. Those are the two steps that will help you grow closer towards your dream job. Also, if in case you get rejected after giving an amazing interview, deal with it patiently. Always asks for remarks from your interviewer. This will help you improve for your future ventures. The way you behave before and after an interview reflects a lot about your personality, and for a person who is an amateur in the field, it is very important to be polite. Especially AFTER the interview.
Try to follow these tips when covered with the clouds of rejection and remember “I’ll be there for you!”