Receiving a job rejection is never fun, but it’s especially tough in the middle of a pandemic. When you’re already facing an uphill battle in the middle of an employer’s marketplace coupled with employees being laid off or furloughed, the idea of your job hunt dragging on indefinitely can be hard to stomach.
During an elongated job hunt, quickly bouncing back after rejection is as much of a skill as interviewing effectively. Demonstrating that you can persevere in the face of challenge is actually a very welcome and attractive quality many employers are now looking for in their employees during these turbulent times. So the last thing you want to do is show up to your next job interview seeming rattled or frustrated.
In my article in Fast Company, I recommend 5 ways to bounce back from a pandemic job rejection so you can continue to be proactive and positive with your job hunting efforts and eventually land your next role.