How to Get Feedback After an Interview
You had an interview
You thought it went well enough to give you a chance
And then you get the dreaded email: "we have decided to move forward with another candidate..."
You tell yourself it's okay, you'll turn it into a learning experience. It will help you improve.
You ask for feedback hoping to get some concrete answers and then....crickets.
Recruiters don't have the time (or motivation) to share feedback.
Here is what you can do to figure out what went wrong and how to do better next time:
1. Write down the questions you were asked right after the interview. Focus on the questions you were not sure about or you know you messed up (because you had to wing it) and Google them.
This will allow you to see if you were way off, or close enough.
2. Reach out to a professional who has experience with the role you were applying for and ask them to answer those questions for you.
3. Record yourself on Zoom and watch it. Often what sounds great in your head doesn't come through the same way when you say it out loud.
4. This is a bit controversial but find out who was hired for the role (just wait 1-2 weeks and search LinkedIn). Reviewing their background may give you some clues.