What To Do When You're Not The ‘Ideal Candidate'
You’ve probably heard the term best fit or ideal candidate quite a bit if you’ve been applying for new jobs, submitting college applications, or simply sifting through your long-term career goals. Employers know who they want, and usually what they want, in the hiring process. However, sometimes that’s not always clear on the other end and candidates can find themselves with many mixed messages. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) Aspiring to be the perfect fit for a new position is a job in itself. After all, no one’s perfect, and everyone is unique. But what do you do when you’ve received the infamous rejection email for the umpteenth time? How will you possibly bounce back from not being the best fit after nailing the first or second interview, time and time again? Here are a few ways to grow as a candidate, and own not being the ideal fit: