You’ve just finished a gruelling recruitment process that’s been going on for months. They’ve made you fill in dissertation style application forms, complete online tests, attend somewhat awkward group interviews and intimidating one-on-one interviews. It’s taken weeks out of your life, worrying, researching, practicing and traveling. It’s also cost you not a small amount of your dwindling cash. Now they’ve just called you to say that while they appreciate your time and effort they don’t feel that you were right for the position.
It’s an unpleasant situation made worse by the laborious nature of most graduate recruitment procedures, we’ve all been there. Unfortunately it’s all part of the process and you need to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and move on to the next job. The most important thing is to learn from the experience so it wasn’t all a complete waste of time. Continue reading