Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
It’s human nature to be livid when you get rejected. You’ve no doubt pleaded your case and backed up your argument with facts and personal accomplishments, so it’s only natural to be hurt and angry when you’re told it’s not good enough, because many people think that translates into “I’m not good enough.”
But you’ve got to overcome that urge.
Getting heated and entering into a screaming match or argument with your manager isn’t going to do anyone any good. It puts your boss on the defensive and creates the potential for an uncomfortable work environment, while also painting you as unprofessional and incapable of dealing with adversity. So stay calm and soldier on no matter what.