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How to ask for feedback from job interviewers

ANI | Updated: May 25, 2022 14:56 IST


New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Job interviews are an essential phase in one's life where you get to learn a lot about yourself and your vulnerabilities. Regardless of whether you end up landing a job or not, this is one experience that stays with you throughout your lifetime. One of the major takeaways from this has to be the process of getting your feedback.
Consider seeking feedback during or after the process, whether you're just starting an interview for a new role, or if you've already interviewed but couldn't get a new job.
To gather insights from your interviewers, "How to Ask for Feedback from an Interviewer" by Marlo Lyons, tells you some ways through which you can ace the process of asking for feedback.
Ask for feedback at the end of the recruiter screen
After a healthy conversation with the recruiter, about your job expectations, skills and real-life experiences, it is wise enough to ask at the end of the conversation questions like 'based on your experience with me during this conversation, how do you think my experience matches what's needed for the job?'
Asking for feedback during the conversation in a polite manner certainly takes you an inch closer to achieving your goal of receiving honest feedback.
Ask for feedback after every round
Once the recruiter screen is passed, you will be scheduled for panel interviews or personal interviews with the hiring manager. At the end of your interview with the hiring manager, ask them, "How do you think my skills can be leveraged to bring value to your team and the company?"
Asking further elaborative questions like, if there "is there any feedback, specific focus areas, or anything I can do to improve my interviewing technique?" also leaves a positive remark on you.

Ask culture-fit questions at the end of the proces
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Culture fit is a person's presence and vibe that one exudes when you approach your work. In case you don't end up getting the job, you may ask the recruiter, "based on the feedback, do you think I would be a culture fit for future opportunities? I wouldn't want to waste my time or yours if it's not a match."
If you receive any feedback, here are three things you need to follow to put your learnings into practice.
Listen with curiosity
Take notes and gain insight into the context behind the comments rather than arguing or refuting what is being said. It'll be wise of one to put the feedback to use for future interviews.
Analyze feedback holistically
Understand where the feedback is coming from and review it altogether, directing yourself if you are still involved in the same interview process, or to imply a different approach with the next company if you've been rejected from the current process.
Adjust your approach, not yourself
Feedback isn't something personal that is directed to you. You don't need to change your personality because of any feedback received. One may appear comfortable in one place, but never must someone compromise his authenticity. (ANI)

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