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Posted September 26, 2013 by

Have You Been Rejected When Applying for Recent Graduate Jobs? How to Approach Getting Feedback

Rejection is part of life, including your job search.  So if you experience it when applying for recent graduate jobs, don’t give up.  Instead get some feedback, as discussed in the following post.

Job rejections have got to be one of the tougher forms of rejection. The more interviews you go on, the tougher it is to hear the news that a company “isn’t moving forward” or “went with another candidate.” If this is you, you’re probably wondering “why?” yet have no answers in sight. The

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Posted March 18, 2013 by

“Not Getting the Job” Should be a Learning Event

Virtual Career Consultant logoThe scenario plays out all too often. You get the call that your resume was selected; you land an interview; and then…silence! Days, perhaps weeks of uncertainty pass, until you finally receive the dreaded email stating “Thanks, but no thanks.”

Getting rejected for anything is devastating, but getting rejected for a job can be very unnerving. The immediate reaction for most is to obsess over what went wrong. Did I blow the interview? Am I too old? Was the position filled internally? While wallowing in self-doubt is the easy way out, rise above your pessimism and take the opportunity to conduct an honest assessment. Follow up by asking why you were not the right fit. Perhaps ask the interviewer if he or she could offer you ways to improve so you might become a better candidate for the company in the future. The interviewer won’t think any less of you, and if you don’t ask, you will never know. (more…)

Posted January 07, 2013 by

5 Reasons for Post-Acceptance Job Rejections

CollegeRecruiter.comSo, now you have finally received a job offer and have chosen to accept it.  However, before you start working, you change your mind.  The following post gives reasons why you may reject a job offer after previously accepting it.

With last month’s unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, it doesn’t seem likely that anyone in this economy would turn down a job offer, especially after already accepting the position. Yet, that is not the case. I’ve encountered many professionals (including those in prominent media outlets and Fortune 500 companies) who have advised me 1) you do not have to take the first job offer you receive 2) you are free to change your mind and 3) if you aren’t having fun in the position you’re working in, leave.

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5 Reasons for Post-Acceptance Job Rejections