The thing is, everything in the industry is a gamble. Whether this is in regards to a decision that a company makes or the people they appoint for a position. Surviving in the industry also involves a lot of risks, for employers and employees alike.
There may be instances when a proposed collaboration between two companies is declined due to certain circumstances or when an employee is rejected for a position despite their thank-you note for a work experience. Although this is often perceived as a failure, some things just aren’t meant to be and there’s no reason to be bitter about it. Instead, you should be thankful that the opportunity was even brought about in the first place.
Sometimes when you apply for a job, you’re given the chance to prove yourself through a series of screenings, such as a written exam and an interview. Even so, this does not guarantee you a sure spot for the position as there could be a dozen more applicants who are as equally competitive as you.
For an employer, their job is to narrow down their options to the one most qualified. Naturally, you either made the cut or not. Unfortunately, there may be instances where somebody else possesses the traits they are looking for. In the end, you get a rejection email letter saying that you didn’t get the job.
During instances like this, it’s important to maintain a professional and a positive attitude. You can reach out to the recruiter one more time through a thank-you note. In this note, you’re free to express your disappointment for not getting the position but this may also be your last opportunity to be reconsidered for the role. After all, there’s always the possibility of the other candidate backing out. Remember, a recruiter may feel bad for delivering the unfortunate news so be sensitive enough and try not to make things worst for them.