5 Tips on how to gracefully accept that you haven’t got that job….
You’ve been sat anxiously waiting for a phone call all day. You answer and you get told that you haven’t got the job. At first it may feel like terrible news, but that doesn’t give you the right to lash out. Especially if you forget to hang up the phone first or think about sending an angry email. You will embarrass yourself and could end up burning bridges further down the line. The property industry is a small world and everyone talks.
Don’t take it personally
‘Why me?’ is running through your head now. You didn’t get the job but it’s likely that someone else probably has matched the specifications a bit better than you. Out of hundreds of applicants, which is the usual case, getting an interview is an achievement in itself. Sometimes you’re just outnumbered so don’t take it to heart.
Don’t keep reaching out
Calling the recruiter every 5 minutes in the hope that the eagerness is the secret quality they are looking for, it is definitely not. Realistically the recruiter is as keen as you are to find and secure you a new role. Remember this is a professional relationship and finding them on Facebook or Instagram is a no go.
Don’t reject the feedback
The first answer that pops into your head when they ask if you want feedback is No! But think about it, before you answer it could be used for effective self-development. Any constructive criticism is meant purely for your benefit.
Don’t refuse to change
Sometimes it is easier to blame the employers that it’s their fault you haven’t got the job. But no good can come from dismissing your weaknesses. If you were right for the job and you genuinely thought the interview went well than it might be worth digging deeper to figure out why you were not successful.
Always remember, this isn’t the end of the world and there are plenty of other jobs out there so DON’T GIVE UP.
Make your LinkedIn look great and re-do your CV. You never know, it might have been a blessing in disguise that you received that rejection for something bigger and better.