First, know that receiving a Job rejection email doesn’t mean that you’re worthless. You’re way more valuable than you think.
At the turn of 2020, when all hopes were hinged on the anticipation of what could be the best year of most people’s lives, the surge that swept across the globe rendering many people jobless would kill such hope — the covid-19 pandemic.
While people moaned and lolled in dismay at the misfortunes triggered by the pandemic, some people took the opportunity of remote job hunting.
Remote job hunting has been the trend since 2020, but the agony it comes with when your job application is unsuccessful can be more stinging than death.
“Thank you so much for taking your time to apply for the role of a content writer at Blez company. We know how much time and energy a job application takes. After carefully considering your application against the requirements of the role, we’ve decided not to take your application further. We wish you success in your future endeavours”.
“Thank you for your interest in the position of social media content manager at Glaspin company. Unfortunately, we will not be moving forward with your application, but we appreciate your time and interest”.
These messages can be very demoralising, and when you receive more than 20 of these messages in a month, you would feel as if you’re the definition of worthless.
When you get a rejection mail, you can raise the bar of your curiosity by replying to the rejection mail immediately. This would help you inquire why you didn’t get picked from the company. Most times, if not all the time, you won’t get any response from them.
But replying to the rejection mail will make you let the bad energy and shock received by the mail flow out and give you that relief needed to remind yourself that it’s just a little stain, nothing too serious.
Talking about the mail rejection with someone with in-depth knowledge about the job and its basic requirements will help you not feel too bad. It might even be of great help to you in the future.
When we receive job rejection emails, sometimes it’s due to our fault. We may have the experience required, but we do not have a properly drafted résumé that serves as proof that we match the job description.
When you receive the pop-up notification and realise it’s one of those insignificant job rejection mail, start laughing.
Start laughing. If you’re with a friend, make a joke about it. If you’re not with a friend, place a call to a friend and crack a joke.
Jokes make you feel at ease.
Another piece of advice is once you receive that insignificant email, don’t ever let it cool off your steam. It is meant to galvanise you to reapply for another job. There are a host of companies out there looking for your unique services.
Don’t let one insignificant email kill your spirit and make you lose that opportunity to land your dream job.
“– You are to deliver between 2 to 3 articles a day
– You are to deliver between 1000 and 1500 words of each article
– You will be placed on a fixed payment of ₦20,000 ($50)”
Sometimes reading the job description again is a good idea, but try to find a fault. It always helps.
It might seem depression is creeping in when you’ve received up to 15 rejection emails in a month. This is because you have chosen to let such insignificant emails get the best out of you. To free your mind, go out and enjoy your beautiful time.
You’ll forget about it when you start having a good time.
This strategy works best for people who love to plan their life. If you’re a proper planner, then before you click “apply”, weigh the chances of getting the job on a scale of 10. That way, you won’t feel dispirited if you don’t get the job.
Some advice: always go below a 5 on a scale of 10. And never raise all hopes, even if you’re the best fit for the job in your books.
Lastly, When you get insignificant emails, 99% of the time, it is not because you’re not good enough. It’s because you applied late, and someone else has already been onboarded to fill that position.
Sometimes, you might see over 200 applications for a job requiring only two persons.
And even when most companies assure you that they review all applications, in all honesty, they don’t.
It’s not easy to review over 1000 applications, especially in a short time. So why let it weigh you down? Move on!
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be
It's not the end of the world.
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