As a general rule, we can and should learn from our failures—that includes interviews. As a recruiter, I have always been impressed with candidates who ask me for honest feedback about their strengths and weaknesses. However, when it comes to giving feedback about how a candidate performed in the interview, it can become tricky, both for recruiters and hiring managers.
- “I understand that you're hiring someone else, and that's OK. So that I can be better going forward in future interviews, can you please tell me one or two things I could do differently that would help me be more successful?"
- “I understand that we are done with this process and you're moving forward with someone else. But, if I were your sister or your cousin, what advice would you give me for next time?"