How To Follow-up To a Job Rejection Properly + Sample

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ. ๐—œ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„, ๐—œโ€™๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ.

Albeit, not a โ€œworkingโ€ actor, still, Iโ€™ve had my 10+ studio films or TV shows that still send me those penny paychecks from residuals (although my Bad Momโ€™s Christmas in January check gets up to $150 sometimes! WOAH!).

As an actor, rejection is the name of the game. It becomes second nature.

But what about people who arenโ€™t rejected so often?

What about those who struggle with being told, โ€œehโ€ or โ€œnah.โ€

What about those that feel rejection triggers debilitating anxiety or depression?

Those are the people I want to help understand that itโ€™s OK. Itโ€™s a part of everyday life.

And yes, while it still sucks, and can be hard to understand this concept of being carefree, itโ€™s all about how you handle the rejection.

How you can either compartmentalize it or pick up your bootstraps and move on.

To something worth your value.

Thatโ€™s why itโ€™s imperative that when you get rejected on a job opportunity, you need to handle it well.

Below is a follow-up message to a job rejection noticeโ€ฆmeaning, that if they picked someone else as a candidate that someone is not you, here is a message you can send the hiring team or recruiter.

Remember again, it’s all about how you handle that rejection.

Even if they said โ€œnoโ€ to this role, doesn’t mean it’ll be a โ€œnoโ€ for the next opening you match up with.

You want to be top of mind for once that next role opens!

So, communicate this follow-up example below and then reach out and โ€œtickleโ€ the contacts at the organization every 6-8 weeks.

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