That’s even if you hear back from them.
During this pandemic especially, I have applied for many roles and heard nothing back from so many.
Rejection is really hard to take, especially when you get really excited about a role. I think the longer that it plays out and the more it feels like ‘destiny’ and your dream job, the harder it will be to take that rejection, especially if there is no tangible feedback.
For me, I log a lot of this experience in my memory bank to ensure that when I am in the position to hire again in the future, that I will work hard to provide feedback when requested and to shorten the feedback loops.
I received a rejection email this week from a job I applied for four months ago! Not cool!
Ultimately, you have to take rejection and move on, growing mental resiliency is important and having a support network of people who know you and will support you, not just in a hollow cheerleading kind of way is important in those times, so that you don’t give up.