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Don’t let a lack of interview feedback hold you back

Redundancy knocks self confidence. I hear clients explaining they’ve applied for lots of jobs and when they don’t hear back, in the absence of feedback they assume it’s because they weren’t good enough.

It’s common for us to make up our own stories in the absence of other information, and over time these stories can become our truth.

There can be many reasons why you don’t hear back from prospective employers (none of which are acceptable):

🙁 they’re overwhelmed with applications
🙁 they don’t have rigorous processes in place to deal with feedback
🙁 it’s not their policy to give feedback
🙁 they don’t see feedback as important

NONE of these reasons are a reflection on your ability.

Here are some alternatives to help create another story:

🌈 You can choose how you respond to the absence of feedback – what story do you want to create?
🌈 If these employers don’t value feedback, the chances are they won’t value you either
🌈 The job may not have been the right fit for you
🌈 You are free to give your time and energy to explore other possibilities and find your perfect role

Looking for a job can be tough – I invite you to think about your stories and which of them are true.