Getting a rejection for a job you want is a difficult experience, but it can also be a chance to learn. Start by stepping back and considering whether you really want the kind of job you were seeking
. If you do, you should try to determine exactly why you weren't the right person for this role. You may start by reassessing your own application materials or interview skills, but this is only worthwhile up to a point. Objective feedback can provide insight, but nothing as precise as the specific reasons for an employer's rejection. Very few applicants who do not get a position take the time to write a rejection follow-up letter. You should consider doing so if you keep missing out on jobs you want. Take a look at our sample follow-up letters for rejections both before and after an interview. An employer may provide valuable feedback that can improve the quality of your job search. In the meantime, it is important to bounce back and continue your search for the right position.