if you had interviews for a job your really wanted and didn’t get it, would you go back and ask your interviewers for feedback? I’m not sure how to ask or if I should

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I don’t see what’s wrong with at least asking, just prepared to hear some scathing feedback, or hear nothing at all.

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There is no harm in asking for feedback, and it shows how serious you are about the role. However, my experience of recruiters/interviewers is that they very rarely give honest feedback - it's like if you lose a pitch, then they always tell you it was really close and you came second...

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There are legal reasons for why they are reluctant to give you candid feedback. I actually have to disagree with director 1. I wouldn’t use the word scathing, although it’s not impossible. Often times you’re a fine candidate but they just think someone else is a better “fit” but they may truly have though highly of you. Hiring is incredibly subjective, superficial, and qualitative. I wouldn’t sweat it

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You can try.

When I use a recruiter they give feedback but it's always generic, like "didn't seem engaged" or some bullshit. I have had an interview go sideways and not get the offer, but the person interviewing me gave me a business card and said if I needed a career mentor they would help me which was odd.

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