Have you recently been rejected for a job? We’re really sorry to hear that. It happens to a lot of people. Even people who are qualified for jobs can get rejected at times. Consider this: For every job that is advertised, recruiters and staffing companies in Atlanta generally get somewhere between 100 to 300 applicants. But only one of those people will get the job offer. While statistically the odds may be stacked against you, there are some ways that you can regroup after a job rejection and come back strong as a candidate to get the next job.
Ask For Feedback
The very first thing you want to do if you have been rejected for a job is to thank the recruiter for their time and immediately ask them for any feedback they can give you that you can use in a future job search. This may seem a little strange, but it can be very helpful to pinpoint any particular issues that need addressing – before you head into the next application process.
Update Your Professional Network Profiles
Take the time to comb through your social media profiles and clean up any questionable content. Improve your profile with a new photo, updated information, and some new content. Why is this important? Because around 95% of all recruiters now check out candidate profiles on social networks before making decisions.
Get Back On the Job Search Trail
Don’t let too much time pass before you start looking for another job. Get back on the job hunt with a renewed determination. Life is too short to feel sorry for yourself and it won’t get you closer to a job.
Register With a Staffing Agency
While you are searching for work, take the time to register with your North Atlanta staffing agency, like PrideStaff. There are many temp assignments you can take on while you look for a more permanent position. One of these assignments could even turn out to be the right company for a long term job too.
Hit Local Networking Events
Keep yourself active in the community with business mixers and career meetups. Get support and learn about the many career opportunities that are out there and not being advertised. Let everyone you know that you are open for a new career with a local company.
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