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How to Request Feedback When You Didn’t Get the Job

So you didn’t get the job you really wanted. What exactly was it that prompted the Hiring Manager to pick someone else over you? Was it your lack of experience, your interview answers, your attitude? Not knowing can not only tear you up inside, but it can also affect your future job interviews.

Feedback, no matter how critical, is the greatest gift a hiring manager could give. New York City Career Coach, Nicole Orisich, has created a step-by-step guide to help you gain constructive feedback from the hiring manager so that the next time around, the verdict is, “You got the job!”

  1. Come from a place of wanting to improve. 
  2. Internalize the feedback you’re given. 
  3. Act on it.

Even though a hiring manager’s feedback is super valuable, you shouldn’t over-analyze every word or let it crush you. Learning more about each step here on