What to Do When You Get a Rejection Letter

You spent a lot of time creating a dynamite LinkedIn profile.  You spruced up your letter and wrote a dynamite cover letter.  You thought you did great in the interview.  Then you get a rejection letter.  You didn’t get the job.  They hired someone else.  Most of us have been there.  I have.

Rejection letters are painful.  But as this article points out, they are not the end of the world.


I like the career advice here.  A rejection letter, hurtful as it may be, gives you the opportunity to learn and move forward in your job search.

Tweet 37 in my career mentor book Success Tweets says it well…

It’s not what happens to you, but you react to it.  Don’t dwell on the negative, use it as a springboard to action and creativity. 

This means doubling your job search efforts when you get a rejection letter.  Don’t dwell on not getting the job.  Figure out what you need to do next time to make sure you land the job.

Your career mentor,


PS: You can download a free copy of Success Tweets and its companion piece Success Tweets Explained at www.SuccessTweets.com.  When you do, I’ll give you a free basic membership in my career mentoring site and begin sending you daily success quotes.

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