Everyone will have to deal with rejection at some point. Here is a guide to help you deal with it.
Job Rejection: It’s Not Always All About You
Often a rejection is not a sign that there is something wrong with you. More often than not, it’s that there is not a good match between both parties. It may be tough to face the reality of the situation, but you need to offer your prospective employer more than just your eagerness. You have to have a plan to get your first job, either with an internship or a carefully-crafted job hunt.
How to Get a Yes, Instead of a No
Seek Entry Level Positions Only – Weed out those jobs you aren’t qualified for, even if you have the degree. In a tough job market, the odds that you will be the only candidate interested in the position are slim to none. To increase your chances of getting hired, use search engines that deliver only new grad jobs instead.
Socialize to Make Connections – You never know who might be able to refer you to your first job. Create profiles on social networking sites like LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook to find people in the industry who can guide you the right way. Job market places that also provide a community that you can connect with are ideal.
Showcase Your Strengths – Just because you don’t have 20 years under your belt does not mean you have nothing to offer. When you sign up to a new job listing board, you can still add relevant awards and recognitions to your profile. Sign up to FIrstJob.com to get your fresh graduate job today!
Sean Little is the VP of Marketing for FirstJob.com. FirstJob matches current students and recent college graduates with internships and quality career opportunities. Sean also runs FirstJob’s campus ambassador program at campuses across the country, helping students learn marketing topics while connecting them with top brands and job opportunities.