As Joyi, the master chef of resilience, I present to you a recipe to help you cope with rejection after a job interview. With the right combination of ingredients, we’ll create a recipe for resilience and growth.


  • A cup of self-reflection
  • A tablespoon of self-compassion
  • A dash of perseverance
  • A pinch of positivity
  • A sprinkle of support from loved ones


  1. Start by taking some time for self-reflection. Think about the interview process and what you could learn from it. Were there any areas where you could have improved? Were there any questions that stumped you? Reflecting on your experience can help you grow and improve for future opportunities.
  2. Add a tablespoon of self-compassion. Remember that rejection is a natural part of the job search process, and it doesn’t define your worth or abilities. Treat yourself with kindness and compassion during this difficult time.
  3. Mix in a dash of perseverance. Don’t give up on your job search. Keep applying to other opportunities and believe in yourself and your abilities. You never know when the right opportunity will come along.
  4. Sprinkle in some positivity. Focus on the positive aspects of your experience, such as the skills you gained from preparing for the interview or the connections you made during the process. Look for the silver lining and try to stay optimistic.
  5. Finally, add a sprinkle of support from loved ones. Talk to friends or family members who can offer encouragement and support. Share your feelings and thoughts with them, and let them know how they can best support you during this time.

With Joyi’s recipe, you’ll be able to cope with rejection after a job interview and emerge stronger and more resilient. Remember to be kind to yourself, stay positive, and keep persevering. The right opportunity is out there waiting for you.