How to bounce back when you face rejection
How to bounce back when you face rejection
Tufts | Career Center
Grad Career News
April 2021
Greetings from Grad Career Services
Keep reading for upcoming events, new job listings, cover letter tips, and advice for bouncing back from job search rejection.
Please let us know how we can support you as you work toward your career and professional development goals.
Make a Career Advising Appointment

Spotlight on ... Compelling Cover Letters

Perhaps you're in the midst of writing letters for positions, or perhaps it's a year or two down the road. Regardless, having an understanding of the components of strong cover letters can only benefit your job search. Consider the following in your writing:
Read the Tufts Grad Student Career Guide for Cover Letter Tips & Samples
FAQ of the Month
I've experienced rejections lately and I'm feeling frustrated. What should I do?
Needless to say, facing rejection is tough -- whether it's applying to jobs, submitting publications, or seeking advancement within an organization. Keep these important things in mind:
  1. It’s okay to be disappointed. Feeling disheartened or losing confidence after rejection is natural. Believe it or not, these feelings say something good about you! They mean you care about what you’re doing.
  2. Everyone – and we mean everyone – faces rejection. Whether it’s sending an application or paper that disappears into the void, failing to receive a call-back after an interview, or getting all the way to the final round and then hearing a ‘no,’ you are not alone in facing the challenge of rejection
  3. Your self-worth is not tied to a single (or even several!) rejections. While rejection is difficult, it doesn’t diminish all you’ve accomplished thus far, nor does it predict your ability to succeed in the future.
How to Move on When You Didn't Land the Job
6 Ways to Turn a Job Rejection to Your Advantage
Upcoming Events
Events may require registration. All times listed are ET. 
2021 Yale Life Science Career Fair -- Wednesday, April 28 - Thursday, April 29
Women in Tech: Tech Leadership Virtual Summit -- Wednesday, April 28, 12:30 pm ET
Latino Career Expo -- Thursday, May 20, 1 pm 
Visit Handshake for Many More Upcoming Events & Job Listings
Featured Job Listings from Handshake
Asthma Clinical Research Project Manager -- Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Data Governance Analyst -- Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH
Diversity and Inclusion Officer -- Arizona Department of Economic Security, Phonenix, AZ
Dean of Science and Mathematics -- Angelina College, Lufkin, TX
Policy Associate -- Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Cambridge, MA
Trauma Informed Care Coordinator - Early Head Start -- Riverside Community Care, Inc., Somerville, MA
Grad Career News is a publication of the Tufts Career Center
Grad Career Services is a resource for Master's and PhD students in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering and the SMFA.
Contact us for assistance (Zoom, phone) as you navigate your career path.

Tufts University Career Center
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dowling Hall Suite 740
See Calendar
Subscribe to our email list.