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  • Writer's pictureJess Talbott

If you're frustrated by unsuccessful job applications, this is for you.

Updated: 5 hours ago

If you’re feeling a bit hopeless after not getting that interview offer, this one’s for you.

To make your job search more successful, a good application is needed but so is a strong mindset. It’s tough facing rejections.

So what are some of the things you can do to help?

First, know you're definitely not alone.

Are you feeling defeated by the constant stream of rejection emails, or even worse, not hearing anything at all as is becoming more and more common? Do you find yourself questioning your worth and abilities with each unsuccessful job application?

If so, know that you're not alone in this. In fact, only 2% of candidates who apply for a job are selected to attend a job interview (

Accepting rejection is hard.

The frustration of facing rejections over and over again can take a toll on your confidence, self-esteem and motivation. It's crucial to acknowledge and validate your feelings of frustration. Rejection stings, and it's okay to feel disappointed.

Rejection does not define your worth, Just because a particular job opportunity didn't work out doesn't mean you're any less capable and is not a reflection of your value as a person.

A practical step.

One practical step you can take to maximise your chances is to do some research on making a good CV and how to write a compelling cover letter. One huge tip is editing your CV to fit with each application. Read our blog on How to write a compelling CV & cover letter here.

Resist to urge to panic-apply!

Shift your focus from quantity to quality in your job search. Take the time to tailor each application to the specific role and company.

Consider seeking feedback from friends or family. Your efforts will pay off in finding the right opportunity for you.

Instead of viewing rejection as a failure, try to reframe it as learning opportunity.

Take some time to reflect on your job search strategy and the types of roles you've been pursuing. Are there any pattern or trends in the rejections you've received? Is there room for improvement in your CV, is there some training you can do to gain the required skills and experience?

Job searching can be mentally and emotionally draining.

Be sure to carve out time for activities that brings you joy and relaxation.


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