Parade Magazine recently published an article on 4 ways that job rejection can actually make you stronger:

  1. Let it motivate you.  Job rejection can warrant a variety of emotions, but it's up to you to decide how you feel.  Yes, you can decide how you feel.  It's totally up to you.
  2. Get feedback.  Contrary to what many job seekers think, it's completely OK to ask an employer why you got rejected.  More often than not, you'll get an honest answer, which can be used to improve your job search.
  3. Find support.  Finding support after you get rejected not only gives you a "shoulder to cry on" during a tough time, but also can give you insights and advice you never thought about before.
  4. Discover your true passion.  If you really want to find the right job and be completely satisfied (and your employer satisfied with you), find your passion!  Too many people settle for jobs they don't really care anything about.  Being passionate about what you spend 40 hours plus each week doing is key to your satisfaction.