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Handling Rejection At Career Fairs A career fair is usually done to benefit both employers and job seekers. This is the great time for companies to screen several candidates for a position they need in the firm. This is also an opportunity for applicants to seek out the dream career that they have been looking for. It is crucial for any job seeker to be prepared to handle rejection as much as possible before walking into the location of the career fair. Rejection in a job fair is not a pleasant situation but can be easily dealt with. For some people this may lead to depression as they worry about their future financial status. Before you even think that rejection shows your unworthiness for the job, you must understand you were rejected in the first place. Rejections always happen in a job fair because employers randomly select people who have more qualified skills than the others. Once you are rejected in a career fair, this does not mean you will be forever hopeless. Here are a few simple steps that you can make to perfectly handle this kind of rejections. Don’t take a rejection personally. Remember that rejection does not measure a person’s professional value. In a job fair, an employer may be overwhelmed with job applications and may find people who have better skills and more experience in the position than you do. This only means that you can be better than them in some other field or working environment.

Take it as a learning process


It would be easy to handle rejection if you take is a part of your learning technique in your job seeking process. Recalling a previous interview from an employer who rejected you for the work will help you understand which part you should have done better to be hired for the position. You will learn from this mistake and would know what you need to do the next time you will have an interview. Your learning will also help you gain confidence to achieve your dream job.

Don’t be afraid of being rejected You must understand that rejection can happen to anyone and it is not something to be afraid of. You can handle it properly when you know that it is a normal process which would even open more opportunities for you to look for a job where you are good at. Being afraid that you will be rejected in the career fair does not prevent it from occurring but it will hinder you from achieving your dream job. Rejection is very discouraging and yet an inevitable part of the job seeking process. Just remember that there is a high competition among applicants in the job market. A job fair is a scheduled event which can happen several times in a year. Be optimistic and confident that you can be better than anyone and obtain the job you want in the next few career fair schedules. If you fail in one fair, there’s always the next ones to try your luck at.


Handling Rejection At Career Fairs