Keeping your head up after rejection

Keeping your head up after rejection

Keeping your head up after rejection can be difficult, you will wonder how to pick yourself up after experiencing a rejection for a job application. But Brigette Hyacinth took time to share some lessons she learned from as a candidate who missed out on a role.

See what she writes below on Keeping your head up after rejection

I was REJECTED for an internal position I applied for even though I was the top candidate. I later learned the person hired was a friend of my boss. I got tired of the office politics and started applying to other companies, and within 3 months I got a much better job. My old boss asked me to come back for the same promotion. I told him “Thanks but no thanks.”

Lessons learned on keeping your head up after rejection:-

1. You can be the best candidate and still not get selected.
2. If you didn’t get the job, it was never meant for you.
3. You weren’t rejected, you were redirected.
4. Your value does not decrease based upon someone’s inability to see your worth.”
5. Believe in yourself and keep trying. The right door will open for you.


Job rejection happens to every job seeker. In every application process, not everyone gets the opportunity to get hired, let alone reach the final round of interviews. Many of us have experienced long and tiring job hunts, and from one application to another, we have dealt with rejection, failed hopes of getting returned calls, or not receiving the final offer. 

We have all faced rejection even outside of job hunting. Getting rejected by the boy we really like, a client rejecting our proposal, an audition going bad, or a grant proposal getting denied. 

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We therefore should not be discouraged by rejection and instead remember that NO means next Opportunity !


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