How to cope with rejection during your job search

Job hunters who fear rejection aren’t alone. While nobody likes dealing with rejection, learning how to cope with rejection during your job hunt is no big deal when you understand having to deal with being turned down comes with the territory.

After all, your chances of getting s job offer the first time out are practically nil. So you’ll conduct your job campaign with less stress by knowing there will be more situations where you do not get the job.

Being turned down for a job is never easy. Job hunters cannot avoid it. But you can avoid taking rejection personally by looking at rejection from a different point of view. With each rebuff, you’re coming closer to being offered a job. That’s because you become a better job candidate in the search process by learning more about yourself and the job marketplace. This lets you present more effectively at your next job interview.

In a nutshell—While you cannot avoid being turned down during a job finding campaign, you can change your viewpoint by understanding that with each “no” you receive, you’re coming closer to a “yes.”

You can receive five more techniques about how to deal with rejection while searching for a job in Sunday’s report right here on Your Career Service. In the meantime, you’ll discover more tactics in the chapter “Best ways to cope with rejection” in my new book, “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach.”

Copyright ©2015 by Ransom (Randy) Place



About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.