The Power of Interview Feedback

We have all been there. Leaving an interview feeling good and that we did extremely well but did not hear a single word from the interviewer. We often question ourselves whether we are good enough or what went wrong during the interview. We must realize that it depends on whether our personalities match with the company’s environment. Do we have chemistry?


Why Hiring Managers Do Not Provide Feedback.


Most hiring managers expect candidates to work it out by themselves when applicants receive no news or were rejected. The reason being is that most hiring managers feel awkward and uncomfortable to let unsuccessful candidates know why they are unsuitable for the position they have applied for. The fear of not wanting to hurt the rejected candidate’s feelings or the fear of being accused of discrimination.


Why It Matters.


It all boils down to employer branding. Giving out pointers does not only help the candidate’s future job search; it also has a positive impact on the company. Providing feedback is a WIN-WIN situation for both candidate and interviewer. Receiving positive feedback, even when the outcome is negative, can help to improve candidates’ chances of getting hired elsewhere. As for the hiring manager, it can improve the candidate’s experience and help establish a talent pool that the hiring managers may revisit in future. The candidates experience plays a major key role when building a competitive employer brand. Giving pointers (negative or positive) to the candidate gives the people the impression that the company will go the extra mile as a potential employer.


Over time, positive interviews will deliver the best candidates. Respect for time, good conversation, and your enthusiastic sales pitch introducing the organisation will be meaningful! Whether or not the candidate is hired, a good candidate experience will help. Most often it is due to the candidate’s personality or chemistry that does not fit within the company. Therefore, it is important to let the candidate know their weaknesses or strengths to avoid misunderstandings.