You didn’t get the job? Here are your 4 next steps

You put a lot of effort into that application but it was rejected. Disappointed? Of course you are. Having doubts? It’s natural. Thinking of giving away the idea of a career change? Here are 4 reasons why you should stick with it.

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Recruiters get it wrong sometimes
They are only human and they don’t always get it right. So the candidate who got the job had more direct experience? That does not mean that they were the best person for the job, just that they were easier to shortlist. Don’t let that put you off, it won’t always happen. What you bring from your broader life experience is enormously valuable, and it will get you noticed.

You’ve done the hard work already
Changing career is a bold, exhilarating and life-affirming step to take. Some people never get the chance. You’ve thought it through, and you know why you made the choice. You know you made a good application because you worked hard on your resume and application letter. Chances are they just need a minor tweak to bring you success.

The numbers are in your favour
Over the next few years there will be more new jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance than in any other sector. The numbers of Aged & Disability care workers are growing fastest of all. That means tens of thousands of talented career changers are needed. People like you will be in huge demand.

The odds are in your favour
As corny as this is going to sound, what you have learned from this experience will benefit you.
Our figures show that a much higher percentage of people making a second application get the job, and with each application you make you increase your chances of employment. Persistence pays every time.

Still got doubts? If you have read this far, you clearly have the commitment, so be sure to have faith in your abilities too. So what should you do now?

You can ask for feedback from the organisation you applied to. You can talk to one of our Career Consultant for an independent opinion. You can open that next job alert knowing that your odds are improving all the time.

At carecareers we celebrate each and every career changer whose skills and life experience enrich our sector. We have helped thousands of people to start a new career. For some it’s an easy transition, for others it can take time, perseverance and sometimes a little luck. Whatever it takes, most people who have made the change tell us it’s the best thing they have ever done.

“Champions keep playing until they get it right”
– Billie Jean King

“It always seems impossible until it is done”
– Nelson Mandela

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Good luck. Go for it.

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