Take it first hand from someone that deals with rejection on a daily basis, "we don’t have any vacancies at the moment", "we don’t use recruitment agencies", they didn’t like the cv’s submitted for a position. Candidates not showing up for interview or taking a counter offer.
Going back to the drawing board time after time is hard, and harder still if you are new to the job market and experiencing all this for the first time.
After 19 years in recruitment, how do I get over rejection? It normally starts by a phone being launched across the room as its personal, if you are passionate about something, it hurts.
Now is the time not to sit back and dwell, move on to the next, phone call, application etc. This is the hard part but the distraction of moving on will make it quicker and easier to get over the rejection.
Focusing on your qualities and what you can offer the person who will choose you is essential. Just because one person has rejected you, doesn’t mean everyone will.
Work on those relationships that you have already, network, ask the question. People know people and with that contact, your name will be at the front of their mind when the time comes.