How To Get Interview Feedback From An Employer (ESPECIALLY IF REJECTED)

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hey jobseekers Jennifer tardy here your

career success coach and we are back

with another video I love doing these

videos and in today's video we are

talking about something that I get tons

of questions about so I had to do a

video on this this topic is how to get

interview feedback from an employer

especially if you've been rejected from

a position and we all hate those moments

but you know my philosophy getting

interview feedback is uber uber

important to help you course correct for

the next interview

so I'm gonna show you all of that today

in this video plus I'm gonna give you my

favorite segment the career success

bonus tip for underrepresented

population so please stick around hang

around through to the very end let's get

it started



have you ever left an interview

wondering are they gonna call me back

did I do a good job am I gonna get this

job I mean we all leave interviews

feeling that way and you know that I am

a huge proponent of asking for interview

feedback well job seekers this is the

video for you I'm gonna show you exactly

how to ask for that feedback

hopefully it is before you leave the

interview but if you miss that

opportunity I'll show you some other

examples of how to do it afterward okay

let's get started

tip number one ask for feedback during

the interview so you know if you get to

the very end of the interview and the

interviewer says do you have any other

questions for me or can I answer any

other questions for you do you remember

that question that I mentioned that you

should absolutely ask at the very end of

an interview if you don't make sure that

you check out this video that I where

I'm talking about the most amazing

questions that you can ask an

interviewer now I'm just going to go

ahead and tell you in this video but

still make sure that you check out that

other one now this is what I call a

courageous question because it takes a

lot of courage to be able to ask it most

people won't ask it to them mere fact

that you won't ask it will help you to

stand above the rest now here's the

question it goes something like is there

anything that I may have said or not

said that would leave you feeling less

than 100 percent sure that I'm the

person for this position oh oh that is a

serious question to be able to ask was

now you're asking the interviewer the

person typically the person who you

would be reporting to is there anything

that you did say or didn't say but now

you mr. mrs. interview or have questions

about for me and that is your way of

asking for feedback during the interview

because now you put them in a position

to answer that question and hopefully

answer that question truthfully so they

may tell you what you what brings them

concern and then you have an opportunity

to correct it and what I call filling in

the gaps before the interview is over

and you definitely want to make sure

should do that and so if you fill in the

gaps before the interview is over

you can leave feeling even better that

they have no concerns about you and that

will leave you feeling like a top

candidate so don't forget to check out

their earlier videos to find out the

other questions that you also should ask

during an interview to really knock

their socks off tip number two ask for

feedback when you send your thank-you

note now this is only if you miss the

opportunity to ask during the interview

so let's say you never ask that amazing

question during the interview now the

interview is over

and now you have a second opportunity to

do it you're sending your thank-you

letter to your interviewers specifically

the person that you would report to or

maybe even their boss this is a good

opportunity to ask this question

somewhere toward the end of your

thank-you letter if you don't know how

to write a thank-you letter you need to

check out this video because this video

is going to show you how to keep the

conversation going after an interview

was over and a huge part of that is

through your thank-you letter so just

know that for tip number 2 you can ask

the same question that you missed asking

except number one okay quick pause how

have you asked for feedback in the past

I'm curious to know leave me something

in the comment section and let me know

if you have some unique ways where

you've asked for feedback from an

employer in the past tip number three

and here's my disclaimer about tip

number three this tip is really better

if you've already received a rejection

now most people would think god I

received a rejection why would I want to

put myself through getting feedback

about why I receive that rejection and

here's why I'm a huge proponent of this

it is because you may discover that the

reason why they rejected you for this

position had nothing to do with you it

was something else maybe they found an


candidate who at the last minute decided

to apply maybe there was a restructuring

maybe they lost funding for the position

and if you don't get that feedback

you'll never know and you'll walk around

thinking that it's about you when the

song isn't about you okay

another reason why I share with people

to ask for feedback is because that

feedback that they offer you if it is

something that you said or did or

something related to your knowledge

skills and abilities then you will be

able to course-correct

before you go into your next interview

which is uber important to be it what's

of course correct so look at it as the

interviewer or the recruiter giving you

the feedback that you need to do better

at the next interview so tip number

three is to ask the recruiter after you

receive your letter of projection okay

or your email your voicemail or

something related to rejection now

here's how you do that I would send an

email to the recruiter because odds are

when they reject you they'll probably

give you a call or shoot you an email

and if you're talking to the recruiter

let's say they call you and you're

talking to them you don't have to send

an email if they call you and you're

talking to them then ask them on the

spot if they can give you feedback but

it's really important that you let them

know that this is really important to

you so that you can course correct as

you're continuing your interviewing

process and without feedback from them

you might make the same mistakes on the

next interview okay so that's if you're

talking to them now if they call you and

leave a voicemail or they shoot you an

email then you can respond back with an

email saying thank you for letting me

know and thank them again for the

opportunity but also ask them what they

mind hopping on the phone with you so

that you can ask them a few questions

related to you know what you may have

done that caused you to not get this

position and and here I asked them can

you hop on the phone I wouldn't just ask

the question through the email be

because if you're on the phone it gives

you a chance to ask more probing

questions and we'll follow up questions

and if they if you just ask them via

email you'll seem like you're going back

and forth and back and forth via email

so it's better to ask can we hop on the

phone I have a couple of questions for

you and that way you can get that

feedback you can take it and you can

course correct for your next interview

now as a side note keep in mind that you

are not trying to change anyone's mind

if you have already received a rejection

from a job your only goal at this point

is to get feedback not to try and change

someone's mind about you not to try and

give your feedback about the interview

at the time your only job is to gain

that feedback say thank you and to move

on now if you want to know how I would

recommend responding to a rejection

letter I did a video for that a little

while ago make sure you check out this

video I think that it could be very

resourceful for you quick question for


have you ever had an interviewer refuse

to give you interview feedback that

can't happen sometimes I would love to

know what you did if you are able in the

end to get some feedback even after they

said no at first tell us in the comment

section what did you do what was that

unique thing that you did let us know

now we're on to my favorite segment the

career success bonus tip for

underrepresented populations and in

today's tip I want to share with you a

video that I did for my second youtube

channel which is when I where I train

recruiters specifically diversity

recruiters and and if you want to check

it out you can see the video here

however the point is it's really

important that employers stay away from

saying that you a job seeker did not get

this job because you were not a good

cultural fit and because it's not fully

what they need and sometimes it can be


property so the reason why I'm bringing

this up over here on the career success

channel in this video it's because I

want you to also be weary when you hear

an employer say well you didn't get this

job because we didn't think that you

were the best cultural fit for this

position okay well what do they mean by

that and so this is one of those areas

where I want you to take it a couple of

questions deeper and as we begin to

think about diversity your diversity in

what ways did you not align to the

mission vision and values of the

organization because that's what

cultural fit should mean right that that

you and however you presented yourself

didn't really align to the mission

vision the values of the organization

now how other employers are using it

could be different but I want you to

walk away knowing why they said that

be very clear because sometimes they're

not saying what they truly mean

sometimes they could actually mean that

it's a pace thing that you know we don't

think that you can you know be fast

enough to work here sometimes they're

saying you know we don't think that you

would fit into kind of the the

personalities here and so I bring this

up here because I'm always a big

proponent that different doesn't mean

lesser different just means different

and sometimes different can be exactly

what an organization needs so if you

ever hear this dive a little bit more

deeply into where they were coming from

when they said it and you want to make

sure that they're truly not talking

about your culture now thank you for

kicking it with me through this video

while we talk about interview feedback I

hope that you got what you came for

and that you now understand that it's

important to number one ask for feedback

during the interview number two if you

missed number one to ask for it in your

thank-you note

and number three if you missed number

two or if you were rejected from a

position to make sure that you asked the

recruiters to hop on the phone so that

you can get feedback at that point too

now if you are watching this video it

must mean that you are interviewing or

you are looking for a position so I want

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