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August 26, 2022

Do’s and don’ts when not getting a job

If you have been on a job interview and did not get the job, you may feel bummed. We get it, especially if you had your sights on this job. But don’t worry. There will always be new opportunities. Here is a short list of do’s and don’ts when you did not get the job after a job interview.


Ask the hiring manager for details

Often hiring managers give a general rejection when you don’t get a job. There can be multiple reasons for that. They may be too busy, don’t care to explain, or don’t think that you are not interested in knowing details, and so on. But knowing the details of why you didn’t get the job may give you some peace of mind and help you with future interviews. So don’t be shy and ask for details. 

Look for other opportunities

It can be easy to get stuck on a job that you really like. But if you look further, you may find the same position at a different company. And just like that, you have a new chance to land your dream job.

Smile and be happy.

You had the chance to interview for your dream job, and it is not the end.


Don’t harass the hiring manager. Yes, we advised you to ask the hiring manager for details but don’t go overboard. Whatever the answer may be, that is what you should be satisfied with. Even if you don’t (completely) agree or the hiring manager says they don’t offer individual feedback. At that point, you should say thank you and let it go.

Badmouth the company

We get it-you’re more than likely disappointed that you didn’t get the job. You may even be mad. But being angry, sad, or whatever emotion you’re feeling doesn’t give you a free pass to badmouth the company. Whatever may have been said during the interview or after should stay between you and the hiring manager. If you have any ill feelings towards the company, you should keep them to yourself. Don’t post your ill feelings on social media or anywhere else. Later you may feel differently, and regret is one of the worst feelings. 

Beat yourself up

You may really want to have this job, but if you don’t get it, we promise you it is not the end of the world. So don’t be so harsh on yourself and extend yourself grace for trying. 

What are your do’s and don’ts when being rejected after a job interview? Let us know in the comments!

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