Job interviews can be really daunting but not hearing back after you have attended one can be even more daunting! It’s crucial that you try and obtain job interview feedback though.
Apart from being an obvious indicator as to whether you got the job, job interview feedback can be very helpful. It can help you to understand where you did well and, more importantly, where you can improve for future interviews.
Generally employers will contact you after an interview but to chase feedback you can always make a follow up call, send a follow up letter or a thank you note. (If you’re wondering how to secure job interview feedback watch our latest career video).
Here are some key reasons why you should obtain feedback and follow up after a job interview;
- Following up an interview will re-affirm your interest in the company and the role
- It will demonstrate that you think outside of the box
- It will demonstrate your loyalty
- Obtaining feedback will give you an indication of how you perform during job interviews
- Chasing feedback will allow you to ask questions. If an employer sends you a letter or email stating you haven’t got the job, then it’s unlikely you’ll hear any more feedback. But if you call them first you are likely to get much more detailed and helpful feedback.
- Job interview feedback, whether good or bad, can help you to grow and can help you when looking for jobs in the future.
- It gives you an opportunity to get feedback on your CV template so you can make amendments if you need to.