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Find the Lesson in Rejection

Looking for work can be challenging, and getting hired can sometimes seem like an unattainable goal. Disappointment and rejection are often part of the process. How you handle these frustrations can have a big impact on how you move forward. KB Staffing would like to offer some tips on handling rejection in a healthy, positive way so you can make the most of the Polk County employment opportunities available to you. 

Handling Rejection with Grace
At KB Staffing, we love helping people find good jobs where they will thrive. As a full-service staffing company in Polk County, we are dedicated to helping the Central Florida economy grow so that we all benefit. So when you get turned down for a job in Polk County, we want you to learn from the experience.

The best thing you can do to improve your marketability when you get passed over for a position is to ask for feedback from the employer. You don’t want to come across as whiney or accusatory when doing so though, so phrasing your inquiry properly matters. Here are some possible ways to ask for feedback after an interview.

  • “What skills should I improve to be better qualified for this type of position?”
  • “Do you have any recommendations for how I could become a top candidate for a job with your company?”
  • “Are there any interview strategies that you would recommend for me to try the next time I apply for a similar position?”
  • “What feedback do you have for me so I can improve my performance?”

Bear in mind that an employer is under no obligation to provide you with feedback after an interview, so if you request their advice and don’t receive a response, don’t take it personally. Chances are, they have a lot on their plate as it is.

Improve Your Odds with KB Staffing
When you let KB Staffing assist with your job search, you can avoid some of the frustration you’ll face being rejected because we will only send you to interviews that we think you’ll be a good fit for. Quit wasting time on long shots when KB Staffing can get your foot in the door at a great company in Lakeland or other surrounding communities.