You’ve submitted the application and went on an interview only to find out that you didn’t get the job. What happens now? Here are three things you can do (aside from being totally bummed out about it.)

Reflect On the Experience

Once you get over the disappointment and frustration of knowing you didn’t get the job, take some time to reflect on the application experience. The key is to find out if there was anything you could’ve done better. Did you have all the qualifications the employer was looking for? Was your resume in the best shape it could be? Think about how the interview went if there was one. Was there anything you could’ve done differently before, during and after the meeting? Looking back on how you did ,especially if it didn’t get you the results you wanted, can be a hard thing. However, it’s an important step in making the necessary improvements so you can land the next job. Another thing to keep in mind? Not getting the job may have nothing to do with you, especially if you’ve done your very best in the application process. A lot of times there is just another candidate that was more qualified than you and there isn’t much you can do about that.

Be Gracious

Even though you didn’t get the job, qualified workers will always be in a high demand. That means. if you're qualified, there’s a very good chance that this staffing manager may call on you in the future. It's more likely to happen if you take the job rejection graciously and leave a great impression on them. How can you do that? A great start is to send them a thank you letter. Just as you would after an interview, letting the recruiter know that you appreciated the opportunity to be considered for the job speaks volumes. You can also let them know that if another position becomes available you would like to be considered for it as well. Not only will a recruiter be appreciative of getting such a letter from someone they turned down, they will also remember you when a new position does open up.

Move Forward With Your Job Search

Now that you’ve identified what to do better when it comes to your job search and you’ve ended things on a great note with the last company, it’s time to move on with your job search.  If you’ve been applying to the same types of jobs but not getting anywhere, you may need to broaden your job search to include other types of positions. Asking for help from a staffing agency is another way to go. They specialize in finding jobs that are a perfect match for each job seeker. No matter which avenue you take in your job search always remember that there is a hiring manager who needs a worker just like you, so don’t give up!   Are you ready to get to work? We have the tips you need to start your job search off on the right foot. Just click here! We help blue collar workers get back to work