It’s hard to look for opportunities, especially during these trying times. Not a lot of businesses are hiring. But there are still remote working opportunities available around the world. If you have the skills, you can still apply for possible remote jobs.
But what do you do if you get rejected? It feels terrible when you don’t get the job you really wanted. But it’s not the end of the world. There are still plenty of opportunities. Here are 5 tips you can do after getting rejected from the job you wanted.
It’s a Numbers Game
Many people hope to get a job but send limited applications. You can’t rely on only one application.
Sometimes, you need to send multiple ones to get accepted. Everyone has a closing rate. For example, I need to send emails to 10-15 clients per day for one week to get 2 clients.
Some will respond, some will not. But make sure that you’re sending pitches and applications for multiple possible clients. For sure, you will get a job.
Improve Every Single Pitch
We all have to go through the numbers. But don’t blindly send emails and resumes. Check what you can improve with every email.
Did you focus on what the client needs? For example, they need a writer for a cooking blog. Did you include previous work that might be related to what they’re looking for?
With improving in mind, you can tailor-fit your applications for every client you will send your pitch to. And with this, you will increase your client hit rate.
Go Over Your Network
As the saying goes, it’s not what you know but who you know that counts. Go over your network. Put yourself out there. Check if there are people looking for your expertise.
In the best case, you get a job from them. Or at the very least, you might be recommended in the future. But use your network to your advantage.
Ask for Feedback
Sometimes, we can’t see our faults on our own. A third person point-of-view might be helpful in this instance. Ask a friend who is knowledgeable and let them see your application. There might be an improvement you can do to make it more effective.
Learn New Skills
In your downtime, it might be the moment to learn something new. The world is ever-changing. So if you equip yourself with new relevant skills, you might be more marketable for a position.
For instance, as a writer, learning about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can complement your craft. If you’re a digital marketer, a copywriting course might increase your value even more.
So think of skills that can complement your profession and learn them while looking for a job.
Rejection is not the end of the world. There are a lot of opportunities out there. You just need to stay consistent in honing your craft. And you will find a job that’s perfect for you. Good luck!