I am sure a lot of people have faced rejections during job search. I am facing my fair share of rejections too.
How did you cope with the rejections?
Is blind helpful for getting referrals?
If yes, then did you get a job through blind?
What qualities do you want to see when referring someone?
Please share your thoughts.
- Create an all-star linkedin profile.
Network & connect through linkedin. Start with classmates and professors, then expand to other people with similar major. Join professional associations.
- Create a good resume, then customize it specifically for each job. Emphasize skills and experience relevant to the position, and shorten / remove irrelevant ones. If you’re applying to 100 jobs, make 100 custom resumes.
- Always write a cover letter. The resume is just a list, a cover letter actually explains to the hiring manager why you would be a great pick, based on the items listed on your resume and how they match the advertised job description.
- Read on interviewing techniques (like STAR and the like). Get familiar with common behavioral interview questions. If you’re in a technical field, be prepared for the most common technical interview formats.
- Finding a job is like finding a spouse, compatibility and luck are big factors. You can be great, but if you’re not the greatest and the most fitting candidate in the batch, then you’re out. You can be mediocre, but if the other applicants are worse and less compatible, then you’ll get the job. It’s a numbers game to a large extent, so just keep at it and improve your statistical odds. Some people get the job on the first try, others get it after the 200th.