How To: Deal with Job Rejection

Rejection from a job can cause a dent in your confidence. People often view rejection as failure however, we think that you should view it as an opportunity to build on your skills and eventually, find a job that suits you.

It’s not just happening to you

Looking for jobs is tough, especially in the current job market. Remember, there’s so many factors out of your control – for example, the company may be looking for a specific person to fill the gap in their team. Everyone at one point in their carer gets rejected from a job role.

Ask for feedback

Once you have received the rejection, email the company, say thank you for their time and ask for feedback. Getting feedback on your CV, interview technique or even your experience can help you prepare for you next interview.

Stay positive

It’s totally normal to feel down after being rejected from a job. Keep yourself positive by doing things that you enjoy outside of work. This could be meeting up with friends, going on a walk, reading a new book, spending time on your hobbies, or exercising.

Keep your options open

Remember this is not the last job that you will ever interview for! There are other companies and jobs available so don’t get your heart set on one certain job.


Mental Health In The Workplace

To close off Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we would touch on mental health in the workplace.

According to Mind, ‘at least one in six workers is experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression’.

 

Here’s our 5 tips:

Work smarter, not harder

We understand that we sometimes have to work overtime to meet a deadline, however, don’t make this a regular occurrence. Working overtime constantly will start to take a toll on your concentration, productivity, accuracy, and health.

 

Don’t mix business with pleasure

If you bring your work home, we recommend designating a ‘workplace’ area to separate your work life from your personal life. If you see work, you will think about work.

 

Get organised

At the start of each day, create a ‘To Do’ list of tasks that need completing.

 

Take your lunch break

Breaks are important! Even a short break of 30 minutes can help you work more effectively throughout the day.

Check out our article, How To: Make the Most of Your Lunch Break

 

Ask for help

If you feel that your workload it too much, speak to your manager or supervisor. If you are unable to solve the issue this way, talk to your HR department, trade union representative or other relevant members of staff.

 

Read our other articles on mental health:

World Mental Health Day 2021

 

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Mental Health Awareness Week

‘Mental Health Foundation announces, ‘loneliness’ as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022’.

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 9th – 15th May 2022.

According to the Mental Health Foundation, research has found that loneliness has been amplified by the COVID pandemic. As a result of this, loneliness is a fitting theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. ‘Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society’.

‘Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic.  That is why we have chosen it as our theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.  Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health so we much find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.  The week is also an invaluable opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice’’.’

To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week, CLICK HERE.

To get help, CLICK HERE.

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