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HOW TO GET THE JOB #10: How to handle rejection

Posted at 2:46 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 17:46:22-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Rejection can be hard to deal with, but it's also a helpful learning tool. Our local experts give you tips on how to continue moving forward.

Applying for jobs can be a stressful time, especially when you hear no. One way to help deal with rejection is to surround yourself with people who support you.

If you start seeing consistent, No's make sure you are focusing on a quality application over quantity. Rejection can also create a good opportunity to ask yourself what you could do better to prepare for the next interview. Many times a 'No' could lead to a 'Yes' somewhere else.

You may never know why a company rejects an applicant, but you can't internalize.

Do the best you can each interview and job application and be gracious and professional when you receive a 'No' because you never know what it could lead to. That company could still consider you for a different position in the future.
"How to Get the Job" local experts:
· Suki Mahal, Recruiting Specialist, Express Employment Professionals
· Laura Hill, CEO, Pinnacle Recruitment Services
· Bob Meadows, Business Development Director, City of Shafter
· Arleana Waller, Founder, ShePower Leadership Academy
· Cheryl Scott, Executive Director, KernEconomic Development Foundation