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Just the Job! by John Lees

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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

Rejection, feedback and bouncing forward

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Planning for ‘no’
  • Interpreting what rejection really means
  • Keeping your spirits up in the long game
  • Playing a game of compartments

TOUGH MARKET BLUES

Even in an upbeat market, job hunters will hear the word ‘no’ far more often than they hear ‘yes’. Your original question may be ‘Can I ask your advice?’, ‘Can I have five minutes of your time?’, ‘May I talk to you about what your organisation is doing’, or ‘Please consider my CV for your advertised position’. Every ‘no’ has an impact.

Candidates who are struggling to make an impression in a tough job market have often heard ‘no’ plenty of times. If that sounds familiar, then three important reality check rules ...

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