It does not feel good to lose out on a job you really wanted and felt qualified for. There are a number of reasons why it did not happen, but now you need to focus on the future. Here is what to do after you did not get the job. First, it is okay to let out your emotions by venting to friends or eating a whole gallon of ice cream. Once you have finished that, you want to reflect on all your successes. You may not have gotten the job this time, but you may have learned things that will help you as you continue the job hunt
. Finally, it is a good idea to send a follow-up letter
to the hiring manager to thank him or her for the opportunity to interview. You can also use this letter to ask if there is any way for you to improve. You may hear nothing back, or you may learn some things to help your interview skills. It is also professional, and you will make a good lasting impression on the employer.