(Closed) Job Search – What to do about Rejection?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve gotten “Thank you for considering me” notes from applicants before, and I always think it’s very nice.  Plus, I like to attach those notes to any future applications they put in so that the hiring manager can see what a polite person he/she is.

I think it would be ok to inquire about other open positions at the company.  You could always ask the HR rep/hiring manager if there are any other positions they are hiring for or any that might open up on the future.  And then, just follow up and stay in contact with that company if you really want to work there.  I’ve made recommendations before for applicants if i think they would be great employees and really fit in here.  It can be really helpful to have a contact inside the company that can keep you informed of opportunities and talk you up to the hiring managers.

Post # 4
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2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs. Spring:Thanks for that.

 

I don’t recommend asking for an unpaid internship unless you are really willing to do that. You may want to do that in a separate letter.

Post # 5
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4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have always sent thank you letters.  I send them after the interview to thank them for interviewing and also to express how interested I am in the position, or if I’m not interested in the position, I let them know that the position itself was not quite right for me but that I’d like to be considered for other positions. If I get a rejection, I send a note thanking them for their consideration and express my interest in being considered for other positions. I’ve also been known to send a note when I’ve been asked to an interview if there is time enough to do so, sometimes that one ends up being an email.

 

Post # 7
Hostess
11238 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Violet Violet: I’ve just left it. Though if the rejection comes after an interview, then ask for feedback.

Post # 8
Member
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Violet Violet:  I think it would be fine to inquire about other opportunities, but offering yourself as an unpaid intern can come across as kinda…  pushy.  Maybe if you phrase it like, “I am really interested in working for your company.  If you have any other open positions, including temporary positions or internships, I would be interested in applying.”

Post # 9
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2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I write back saying than you and asking if there is anywhere that they see fit for me to improve.

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