How to ask for interview feedback

So you didn’t get the job you wanted, but you want interview feedback to help you get the next one? I’ve worked with many recruiters and jobseekers over the years and statistically you are in the majority. Most people won’t get the job they interviewed for, only one person is going to get it. The trick now is ensuring that your learn from it, build on your interview performance and skills, and go from there. Interview feedback is important for all those reasons. I also think it’s important as you must remember that there’s always the possibility that the “first choice” for the job may not accept or stay in it. If you can leave a positive imprint on the…

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Interview Feedback: why you should ask for it and why employers should give it

Asking for feedback is hard and I admire anyone who asks for it following an interview. Interviews are nerve wrecking. Who want’s to prolong the pain? I’ve worked with and for many companies over the years that are incredibly bad at giving post interview feedback. For many it’s a case of resource – taking some time out to give some advice to an unsuccessful candidate just isn’t a priority. Often rejection letters come straight from centralised or outsourced HR . This makes the process of seeking out feedback really hard for job applicants. I was recently approached by an unsuccessful candidate that I interviewed. It wasn’t for a post in my team, but I am often asked to sit in…

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10 tips for beating interview nerves

Whether you are usually a confident person or not, interview nerves can get the better of any of us. Going for an interview when you’ve just returned from maternity is even more daunting. I had several when I first returned to work, and there were at least two where I wondered how I even found the room and wore shoes I was that exhausted. Thankfully I have managed to keep my nerves in check, thanks to a very successful career in recruitment coaching others through them. If you are going for new job or a promotion, then keep some of these top tips to beat interview nerves and perform well under pressure. I’m not going to say “just relax” as…

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