So You Didn't Get the Job

Two clients recently complained that they got rejected for jobs that they interviewed for.  Your not getting the job, does not mean you were rejected.  It simply means that you did not get the job.  When you put the emphasis on your being rejected, you give yourself a double whammy of negativity. 

You might have even been perfect for the job.  I remember helping Wally find the perfect person for his department.  He wanted someone with an automotive background and an MBA from a good school.  The first excellent 10 candidates weren’t good enough.  I threw in a ringer in frustration and that is the one Wally wanted.  What Wally really wanted was someone who could never be promoted over his head and someone who could make Wally look good by comparison. 

Mike Royko’s book, BOSS, if I remember correctly had a line in it, “We don’t want nobody that nobody sent.”  So take a hint and network to increase your chances of getting selected. 

One recent client got a job offer several months after he had interviewed and someone else received the offer.  Another similar job came open in the company and he was offered that job without the job being posted and without having to interview for it.  So in the words of Yogi Berra “It ain't over till it's over.”

Much success in your search and let me know if I can help you.