Job Rejection: How Can I Get Back on the Horse?

T.A.P. Q#292 – Job Rejection: How Can I Get Back on the Horse?

September 16, 2009 by sparktalk

Dear Experts,

I have been job searching since August 2008; I also graduated in November of the same year. I have landed numerous interviews at various companies and have yet to land an offer. In fact, I have had 3 interviews in the last 3 weeks and was rejected for all 3 within the past week; one of them I REALLY thought I had a good chance of getting. I have implemented most of the advice you have shared over Twitter, etc. and over the past month, I have found myself losing hope about finding a job; coupled with the recent rejection, it’s hard for me to even write a cover letter.

I’m not sure if its just a case of being burned out or depression is getting the best of me. Do you have any advice on how I can get back on the horse?


You are probably so close to an offer…Often it is at your lowest point in job search that seekers finally get a break.  It is hard to stay motivated and positive, but this is crucial to being successful. Don’t forget to take time away from job searching AND make sure you are spending time with other people as well.  Do something you enjoy every day.

Take a long hard look at your interviewing skills and re-read articles on the subject with several experiences under your belt.  Participate in mock interviews with someone whose opinion you value. Above all, know that any time you spend in your job search brings you that much closer to a job offer!

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About Mary Sherwood Sevinsky

Masters-prepared Certified Disability Management Specialist. Over eighteen years experience in vocational assessment, counseling, and testimony, primarily in rehabilitation services.
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