Evaluation of Job Offers
Once you have received a job offer, you must evaluate the offer and determine if the position will be a good fit for you.
Are the position and employer compatible with your values and interests?
Are you prepared to reject the offer if the position is wrong for you?
Does the salary meet your requirements?
Handling Job Search Rejection
Rejection is a natural part of the job search process. You will not obtain a 100%, or even 50%, success rate with employers. Keep in mind the factors influencing the employer’s decision-making. Employers and Human Resource offices go through a myriad of résumés for each job opening. Other candidates may have more specific or years experience. Networking also plays a large role in the candidate selection process.
It is easy to become snagged by the notion that a job rejection equates to a personal rejection, however, consider that perhaps you were not an ideal fit for the employer. It is normal and okay to feel hurt and frustrated, but refocus your energy on maintaining your job search, keeping a positive mental attitude.