What should you do when an opportunity goes away?

The opportunity represents the short term; we now need to focus on the long-term.

How to do this:

FOCUS on the recruiter you worked with, how will you stay in touch; the employers you connected with, how will you stay in touch; the other contacts you reached out to for information about this opportunity, how will you stay in touch?

You now need to think through:

  • How will you stay in touch, what will the process look like?
  • How did you react to the news, demonstrate your professionalism?
  • People feel guilty when they deliver bad news, how will you take advantage of it?
  • How can you ensure getting some honest feedback from the people in the process so that you can improve your process?
Author: Jim WiederholdJim believes his 39 years of experience--particularly his more than 26 years in healthcare--has prepared him well for what he does. His wealth of experience spans key areas, including finance, operations, management, leadership, sales and sales management, corporate, contingency, contractual and retained recruiting, outplacement and transition work and executive coaching.