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Interview feedback: You can leave for the day, how do you feel?

Preeti Jamadade
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Interview feedback:- You can leave for the day... how do you feel?

How you feel it. I was ready with my bag in last 2-3 interviews. I just saw HR and got out....
Deepak Bala
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I'd advise you to treat most interviews as an opportunity to showcase your talent and nothing more. You will rarely get valuable feedback from an interview since it is impossible to know what a person is capable of by interacting with them for one hour. As far as your relationships with interviews go, maintain a good distance and do not be emotionally attached to any feedback you receive. If the feedback allows you to improve yourself, then great. Otherwise let it go.

I know several forum members here who have not been given any feedback on their interviews or have been rejected for silly reasons. Move on.


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It is tough out there and you need to learn from each interview and get better at it.


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Jan de Boer
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I hate feedback when they are saying things that I already know. For example: I always appear not to be enthusiastic. That is the way I am, my normal way of being even when it is not true, I cannot do much about that. (And what I can, I try to do.) Then the HR girl calls me with a rejection, names that reason, and then goes on and on for minutes. She is even thinking she is doing me a favour while I think after ten seconds: 'Okay, that one again, been there, done that. Some accept that of me, other do not. Next chance.' I stay polite and do not hang up the phone, but I'd like to.
Bear Bibeault
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I think that's a lot better than the standard means of rejection: utter silence. How rude.


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Frank Silbermann
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Jan de Boer wrote:I hate feedback when they are saying things that I already know. For example: I always appear not to be enthusiastic. That is the way I am, my normal way of being even when it is not true, I cannot do much about that. (And what I can, I try to do.) Then the HR girl calls me with a rejection, names that reason, and then goes on and on for minutes. She is even thinking she is doing me a favour while I think after ten seconds: 'Okay, that one again, been there, done that. Some accept that of me, other do not. Next chance.' I stay polite and do not hang up the phone, but I'd like to.
One would wish to say something along the lines of, "Many of the most talented technical people have mild Asperger symptoms. In my case, it is the deceptive appearance of emotional flatness. Though there is little I can do about it, in no way does it inhibit my effectiveness as a developer. Perhaps the next time you have a position for which I could interview you might be able to take that into account."
Jan de Boer
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Frank Silbermann wrote:One would wish to say something along the lines of...


No not at all. At the most I would like to say: "Okay no problem, I have another interview tomorrow, I already know what your are going to say, so don't waste my time." But like I said, that is really impolite. If they don't want me, I do not beg to get in there either. I mostly have enough other possibilities.
Henry Wong
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I am actually not sure of the point here... Basically, the OP got culled on the first round, for one of those "all-day" type of interviews, and is now feeling that the day has been wasted??? The alternative would have been that the candidate not be told and been given lip service for a few rounds -- would it not be better to be told right away, than to be forced to attend an unnecessary interview?


Having said that, depending on how, and the number of candidates culled in the first round, there could be room for improvement. If HR can eliminate a large number of candidates, and do so with short interviews, perhaps it would have been better to do the first round as a phone interview?


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Saurav Rana
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It is a very normal feedback after interviews. Just think about what you can offer from your side. You can keep updating your skills and do hard work from your side, the result will be good.You might meet failure in some interview like this case but ultimately if you are good you will get selected in next interviews.All the best.
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Saurav Rana, welcome to the Ranch
Prasad Krishnegowda
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Its a very common feedback today and i accept its most discouraging. As others have suggested, its better to forget that and move on.

When i go to an interview, i always make note of a place or a friend(s), near by, whom i can visit, in case i get this feedback. This is just because, i should not think about it and say, its simply waste of time and petrol i went there. Also, its a good way to be in touch with friends(especially who stay far from my place) and know about more places in my city...
Jan Cumps
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Jan de Boer wrote:
Frank Silbermann wrote:One would wish to say something along the lines of...


No not at all. At the most I would like to say: "Okay no problem, I have another interview tomorrow, I already know what your are going to say, so don't waste my time." But like I said, that is really impolite. If they don't want me, I do not beg to get in there either. I mostly have enough other possibilities.


He Jan,

Are you sure you learn from that same feedback that you are getting several times. The sound of the post that I quoted here gives the impression tat you haven't .

It is not about begging or lowering yourself to meet someone else's expectations. You are who you are.
But if you get the same reason for rejection repeatedly, the above reaction might not be productive.
If you have loads of opportunities, it might not matter. Then you can act however you like.

Jan


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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Jan Cumps wrote:Then you can act however you like.

people live they like. most of the environment dont allow you... .
there are very few company exists you can live what you want if you really capable for ...
Jan de Boer
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Jan Cumps wrote:But if you get the same reason for rejection repeatedly, the above reaction might not be productive.


I do not get the same reason for rejection repeatedly, since I do not get that many rejections, and like I said earlier what I can do about it, I have. If I get a rejection it just often is the above. So do not worry about me.
Preeti Jamadade
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yeah its irritating .... but listening this 5 times. finally i cleared one interview... but still somewhere this needs to be changed. What should be a good way of providing feedback?
 
 
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