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How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by PatrickOkunima(m): 5:47am On Nov 02, 2019
Have you heard this lately in your job search:

“We have decided to move forward with another candidate.”

“Our search has been put on hold.”

“We think you’re a great fit for our company, just not the right one for this position.”

“Let’s keep in touch…”

I know how frustrating the Job Search can be, and these statements usually take the wind right out of you. Today, we’re going to talk about a few techniques to turn this into something positive — sometimes immediately.

Every Time You Make a Connection in an Interview, Think of It As Building Your Network

All too often, we look at the interview process from a static, linear perspective: submit information, get the interview(s) and either get the job or not. I will grant you that not getting the job is frustrating. But how you handle losing the battle can result in you winning the war.

A huge part of the interview process is establishing rapport — winning hearts and minds. Instead of seeing another door closing when you don’t get the job, look at it as another door opening. You’ve worked hard to make a new connection–professionally, sometimes even personally, bonding with the people in the company where you interviewed.

Shouldn’t you capitalize on it?

Here are some pointers on how to do so:

1. They Know You’re Looking… So Ask for Help Networking

If you’ve just impressed them enough to have multiple interviews, they should give you high marks and gladly refer you — but you have to ask.

2. Keep in Touch

Create a system to reach out to each and every person you talk to throughout your job search. This is no different than a sales campaign. The person who isn’t buying today may be ready to purchase (read: hire) tomorrow.

3. Get to Know the People With Whom You Interview

This personal connection will get your calls, emails and requests answered quicker. Frankly, it’s pretty difficult to get any results networking without making a connection personally.

4. Set Reciprocity in Motion

Find out what you can do for them. Helping someone first is the quickest way to endear yourself to them. This is a super powerful social construct; put it to work for you.

Parting Words

Not getting the offer— particularly after several rounds of interviews — is frustrating, no doubt. But you’ve worked hard to make it this far. In this economy, getting to the first round of interviews is tough enough. So when you do make a connection, treat it like gold. Managed well, these relationships can drive your job search for you.

https://patrickokunima.com/how-to-turn-a-rejection-into-a-job-opportunity/

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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by olassybaba: 7:22am On Nov 02, 2019
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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Temptee101(m): 7:23am On Nov 02, 2019
shocked

This only works on paper just like Nigeria is working on paper.

But in reality, the reverse is the case. Who will even give you room to get close to anybody

Please wake up

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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Niyeal(m): 7:24am On Nov 02, 2019
Getting job nowadays is something else

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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by MD2080(f): 7:24am On Nov 02, 2019
Okay
Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Queenlovely(f): 7:28am On Nov 02, 2019
Mostly goes for a job in this modern climb

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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Lamasta(m): 7:29am On Nov 02, 2019
No matter how good and convincing You are during an interview, there is someone that did better than You in the same interview....

Getting a Job in Nigeria is a Job in itself

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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by toprealman: 7:30am On Nov 02, 2019
Please let's be real here. All these platitudes always seem easy to type but in reality tend to be counter productive.
Whilst searching, just learn a side hustle......whatever you can find, forget passion for now. As long as it gives you legit shikini.....just grab it and keep moving forward.
Even seasoned professionals are now giving up their main job and making their "side hustle" the main job now.

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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by wallisdon: 7:38am On Nov 02, 2019
Leave grammar.Get connected ,get a strong referer is a goal.Even though you are novis in the field,at most 2 weeks job training you are good to go.Our utmost prayer is for God to connect us to our helper.

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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:38am On Nov 02, 2019
Words on marbles below.........

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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Ikegift4real(m): 7:39am On Nov 02, 2019
Call person wee know person wee know person and the deed is done.
Or just pay 1m and but the job.
Let's create our true Nigerian list biko.
Anything out of this two is false in Nigeria grin grin
Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by qanda: 7:40am On Nov 02, 2019
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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Nobody: 7:51am On Nov 02, 2019
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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Nobody: 7:59am On Nov 02, 2019
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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Donvictor2015: 8:09am On Nov 02, 2019
Audio interview. Performance in interview does not guarantee any job. Most of the job are filled with slots by senators and political gladiators before even publishing it on the dailies for the gullible youths to apply and get shamed at the end of the day. All the exams and interviews are for formality sake.



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Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Omokiri1(m): 8:23am On Nov 02, 2019
Thanks OP
Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by faithfull18(f): 10:25am On Nov 02, 2019
Okay.
Re: How To Turn A Rejection Into A Job Opportunity by Chidi299(m): 11:06am On Nov 02, 2019
Useful Tips You've Provided Here

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