The rejection of being turned down for a job hurts, and it can send you into a frenzy wondering what you did wrong. Instead of losing sleep over all the little things, pick just one that might increase your chances of landing the job next time and work on it. Photo by life fanclub.
Getting turned down can be caused by a lot of things, many of which are out of your control. Still, you can probably list some things that happened during the interview process that weren't ideal. Your initial instinct is to fix them all, but Kat Boogard at The Daily Muse recommends you focus on a specific area. Maybe you want to rehearse your answers to typical interview questions so you don't ramble or say the wrong things. Or perhaps your resume is need of some tailoring for the type of job you're interested in. Or maybe you went for went for a job that doesn't seem right for you and you need to work on finding the right jobs to apply for. Whatever you choose, focusing on just one thing will keep you from feeling overwhelmed or burnt out. Save yourself the stress and choose your one thing to give the attention it deserves.
5 Tough Questions You Need to Ask Yourself When You Get Rejected From a Job [The Daily Muse via Fast Company]