Can you turn the situation to your advantage?

There can be very few of us who ‘enjoy’ rejection, if any, and I’m not going to patronise you by making facile remarks such as ‘remember tomorrow’s another day …’ But once you have got over the disappointment it may be worth seeing what you can learn from the experience.

  • Write to them quickly to say how disappointed you are not to have been chosen and how impressed you had been with their company. Say that if any other vacancies arise in the near future you would like to be considered.
  • Alternatively, telephone them to say the same things and to ask for some feedback on why you didn’t get the job – most employers will give you some constructive critique and, you never know, you may be able to re-open ...

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