Got Turned Down for a Job? Follow Up and Learn From the Experience
by josh.shipp, published 10/22/2013
Suggested subject line: [Your Name]: Quick question? Hi [Contact Name], Thank you for considering my application for [Job Title] at [Company Name]. While I understand that I was not your choice to fill the position, I remain interested in improving my resume, interviewing skills, and learning from the experience. Would you please respond with two specific areas where I could improve or make myself stronger as a job candidate? Thank you in advance for your honest feedback. Best, [Your Name] [Your Email Address] [Your Phone Number] (Download this template as .doc)
Monster.com spokesperson Josh Shipp is the host of Jump Shipp, a documentary TV series offering individuals a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live out their dreams. His book, 'Jump Ship: Ditch Your Dead-End Job and Turn Your Passion into a Profession' will be released Dec. 3. He's an award-winning entrepreneur named to Inc. Magazine's “30 Under 30” list and is the founder of Youth Speaker University. He has contributed to MTV, CNN, 20/20, Good Morning America, The New York Times, and Oprah.com. Visit his Web site at JoshShipp.com.
And in case you missed it: Check out the recent segments from TakePart live focused on how to face rejection and turn it into a learning experience: