5 New Ways To Deal With Job Search Rejection
If you have been looking for jobs offering Australian Visa sponsorship for a while, there is a good chance that you have faced a fair amount of rejection. Either to your initial job enquiry or (if you were lucky) a job interview. Feedback from members of our community in the past has highlighted the frequency of being rejected for roles, however, the primary reason was that the employer wasn’t willing to entertain overseas candidates.
Here at 482jobs, we look to reduce the frequency of this happening by advertising jobs where we’ve confirmed that the employer is willing to sponsor overseas candidates.
With all that being said, are you getting fed up with all the setbacks? How are you coping with rejection? Don’t worry. It may seem like it, but you are not the only one! Rejection happens to all of us. There are two ways of facing rejection – you either address the problem itself (difficult when you’re the job seeker rather than the job giver) or you can alter your attitude to be able to deal with it.
If you are able to deal with rejection correctly it will enhance your confidence. Deal with it incorrectly and it can do some serious damage to your self-esteem which will limit the likelihood of success in your job search.
If you are feeling down, let’s get you back in control of your job search with these 5 tips.
5 tips for dealing with rejection in your job search:
Ask yourself some positive and empowering questions
Think about the negative dis-empowering thoughts that you think on a regular basis after a job-hunting setback. There is an unwritten rule that says:
Ask your mind a stupid question and you will get a stupid answer!
So, if after a job interview setback you say to yourself, “Why does this always happen to me? I never have any luck” your mind will probably come out with: “Because I’m useless and good things do not happen to me!” Sound familiar?
Instead, if you ask yourself positive empowering questions like: “What did I learn from this setback? What can I do next time?” Your mind will kick into solution mode and actually help you.
Acknowledge that setbacks occur to everyone and you are not being singled out.
Setbacks are usually relatively minor–“hiccups,” really, in that they don’t actually stop you. They’re more like speed bumps–they simply slow you down. Think of them as a problem that makes your progress harder or success less likely.
View rejection as a challenge to overcome rather than an issue or problem
Responses to rejection are often automatic, even when it doesn’t matter. Research shows we tend to feel a similar hurt after getting rejected by people we don’t necessarily care about — or even those we don’t like — as we do after being rejected by people who matter to us. Most of the rejections we face aren’t personal. If you didn’t get the job because someone else had previously known and worked with the team that’s a fact, it’s not because you weren’t good enough or the company didn’t like you!
Remember how awesome you are!
Remind yourself how great you are! Have some positive affirmations up your sleeve. Commit them to memory and recite them BEFORE you find out if you’ve been successful. See it as your antidote.
You, yes YOU, are far greater than any problem or disappointment that may be present in your life. Everybody faces dissapointment at some times!
How many times did Abraham Lincoln fail before he was finally elected president of the United States? Look at Steve Jobs. He was a remarkable man who went through disappointment after disappointment before he actually achieved success. Look at Albert Einstein. How many times did he fail before finally breaking through?
These are three remarkable people who achieved remarkable success while likely going through difficult and tough times to get there. What they didn’t do though is let the hits they took from life keep them down. When things went wrong, they didn’t go with them!
Remind yourself how great you are and that you WILL eventually realise your dream of securing your dream job here in Australia. Treat every setback as fuel for your motivation. Remain focused, learn from your setbacks and eventually, you’ll reach your goal.
It might be the last thing you feel like doing but try to get feedback from the employer or recruiter. Find out about the areas you can improve on. It’s especially useful if you end up applying for the same or similar job via the same employer or recruiter sometime in the future.
Interviewers and recruiters have a valuable point of view and may look for certain attributes in applicants. Reaching out and asking an employer or recruiter to share their expertise may provide you with useful tips from the perspective of someone who is actively hiring in your field of interest.
By learning what the hiring manager was looking for and why you were not selected, you can make adjustments and highlight those attributes better during future applications in the future.
Do you have your own tips for dealing with setbacks?
Please leave them in our comments below – Lets learn together.
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