As the economy makes a slow and steady recovery, there are still more candidates looking for work than there are job openings.
Job seekers who have been dealing with rejection need to remember that the market remains competitive and the process of finding a new job can be a difficult one.
There are a few things job seekers can do to remain positive and deal with rejection, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.
Potential candidates need to remember that a professional rejection is not personal. A company’s decision to hire someone else was based on that person’s specific qualifications.
After a initial rejection, it’s also a good idea for job seekers to speak with the hiring manager to find out how they fared in the overall interview process. Candidates need to use this feedback to determine how they can learn from the experience and perhaps do things differently during the next interview.
During a long search, job seekers need to focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses and convey a sense of confidence to prospective employers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that payroll employment rose by 117,000 jobs during July 2011.