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Monday, October 20, 2008

asking for feedback after you're rejected for a job

So you thought the position was a perfect fit and your interview seemed to go well, but in the end, you didn't get the job. You could speculate about why you weren't hired, but if you're really curious, why not try to actually find out by asking for some feedback from the hiring manager? Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about how to do it. Check it out here.


Anonymous said...

I recently responded to a candidate, explaining that they were missing a critical skill that the job required, but also giving a little bit of advice. It was a solid paragraph of advice, other outlets for job searching, and a genuine well-wishing, and they never even responded with a thank you. I explained that their behavior during the interview was mildly amateurish - and gave pointers on how important thank you letters are, but never received a thank you from them (for the interview or for the advice). Rather than remembering the candidate as someone who was a solid stand-up person who wanted to grow, I'll remember them as immature and mildly inept.