8 Lessons from Job Rejection

In many respects one of the hardest things in your career can be job rejection. Nobody likes to be rejected (in a job or anything else), but that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty of things you can learn from being rejected for a job. Here are 8 lessons that Steve Audifferen offered:

1) Be confident yet humble

2) Don’t be afraid to show your personality

3) Know your strengths and weaknesses

4) Be curious

5) Share information that isn’t on your resume

6) See the positives in a negative situation

7) Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

8) Don’t give up

If none of these suggestions help, you can always remember the lesson I’ve learned over and over again in life. Sometimes being rejected from something could very well be the very best thing to happen to you and your career. I remember a few times where I’ve been rejected and the result of that rejection turned out much better than the thing I thought I wanted. Chin up even if you’ve been rejected.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.