CHAPTER TWENTY

I am confused by interview feedback

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • The effects of good, indifferent and meaningless feedback
  • Knowing what is feedback and what isn’t
  • Real feedback that has helped candidates transform their performance
  • When and how to ask

FEEDBACK – WHAT FEEDBACK?

This chapter starts with an optimistic assumption – that you will get some kind of feedback after an interview. In fact too often candidates don’t get objective and helpful feedback at any stage in the interview process – whether the process had a positive result or not.

Job searchers need to get to grasp an important reality: recruiters and interviewers are not officially in the advice business. Thankfully we can all point to noble exceptions to the rule ...

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