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Simple Truths About Following Up to Close the Deal

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After an interview, many job hunters never hear from the company again. This is often (correctly) perceived as rejection. Getting rejected for a position can deflate your enthusiasm, especially if you really wanted the job. When you believe you built rapport with others and had the qualifications for the position it is hard to let go and move on. Tony, a business major, still employs an academic approach to interviewing. When he is rejected for a position he thought he had a good chance of getting (or doesn't hear back from them), he calls the person he interviewed with and asks for constructive feedback. “I have gotten some excellent feedback on my resume, how I present myself, and what kind of experience I am lacking in getting the kind of job I want. Sure it's hard, but I pretend I am doing research on someone else so I don't take the criticism personally.” The key is to find a way to depersonalize the rejection and keep multiple irons in the fire so your hopes won't be dashed when one single job falls through.


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