How to handle rejection gracefully
No one likes being rejected, and rejection can be one of the things that is the hardest to handle, particularly if you were very invested in whatever it is that you have been rejected from. Losing a job that you desperately wanted can be very upsetting for a number of reasons.
First of all, you probably have quite a good idea of what you want your career path to be, and finding the right job to take you down this path can be critical. There are also financial reasons if you don’t currently have a job and are starting to run out of money. However, you do need to handle job rejection as gracefully as possible, to give yourself a chance of working with this company in the future.
- Thank the employer. You should always thank the employer for giving you the opportunity to interview for the role as this shows a lot of grace and understanding, and they should think about you in the future when other roles crop up. Sending a letter or email later on is a great way to do this well.
- Ask for feedback. An employer will like the fact that you want to know what it was that didn’t get you the role, as it shows a willingness to work on these issues in the future. If you can show that you are happy to make small changes, the employer may think of you again in the future.
- Stay in the loop. Try to check in with the company every few months to let them know that you are still interested in working for the company, and are interested in how things are going. This shows that you have real interest in working for the company itself.
- Be polite and professional. Even if you are very upset by not getting this job in particular, try to stay professional and polite throughout the rejection phone call, as this will be remembered.
Can you make a Rotherham accident at work compensation claim against your last job?
If you were injured in your last job and this was the reason that you left, you should find out whether or not you are entitled to make a Rotherham accident at work compensation claim against them. Claiming Rotherham accident at work compensation can help you to stay afloat financially whilst you look for another job, and will also give you a sense of closure about the situation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to get help making a claim, making it that easier for you to go through the claims process. You will work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will work entirely on your behalf to get you the Rotherham accident at work compensation that you deserve, meaning that you don’t have to go to court.