jobs tip

Know When the Battle Is Lost

Accept defeat graciously. You’re not going to get every job you apply for, and that means learning to accept defeat gracefully. If you aren’t hired, don’t take it personally and certainly don’t burn any bridges. Keep your emotions in check and maintain your professionalism. You never know what the future might hold and just because one job with a company doesn’t work out, doesn’t mean there might not be future opportunities there. Make sure you accept the rejection with grace and wrap up any conversations on a hopeful and positive note. It’s also a great idea to follow up a rejection with a thank-you note…yes…a second one! Not only will this distinguish you from other rejected candidates but it will ensure that they see you in a positive note…and will hopefully keep you in mind for future possibilities.