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2009/5/7-14 [Industry/Jobs] UID:52964 Activity:low
5/7     had 3 interviews (over 2 days) that all went well but didn't
        get an offer. I've heard its totally normal and acceptable to
        ask for feedback and/or "what went wrong" or "why didn't I
        get an offer". Is that really true? How should I approach this?
        ask one of the tech people I spoke to? or the recruiter (who
        seems generally unknowledgeable but maybe in a better position
        to get feedback from everyone i spoke to)? thx
        \_ May I ask which companies?
           \_ this was all at one company. its a web agency. I live in nyc.
        \_ Asking why you didn't get the job doesn't hurt.  What are they going
           to do, not hire you?
           \_ GOOG just likes screwing with you
           \_ well, I'm hoping to freelance there in lieu or a fulltime job.
        \_ You can ask, but you're unlikely to get more than a stock
           response, ("We appreciated your skills and experience, but we
           had another candidate who was a better fit.")  -tom
           \_ Yup.  When I was interviewing people, we rejected a lot who were
              completely unqualified, and a few who had other issues (unable to
              form a coherent sentence, etc.); the rest were fine, and we tried
              to pick the best one.  If you think the interviews went well, you
              were probably in the third category, and so they really won't
              be able to tell you more than "you were fine, there was someone
           \_ This is true, most places are concerned about liability issues.
        \_ I interviewed some intern candidates a few months ago and the
           college gave me an eval form to fill out for each candidate, asking
           me to grade them (A,B,C,D,F) on 5-6 topics and had a spot for
           feedback. I gave feedback (e.g. "didn't answer questions clearly",
           "best answer to question X", "didn't seem knowledgable or interested
           in the job", "good grasp of industry issues"). I wish this was more
        \_ I interviewed at this startup where a buddy of mine worked at.
           I kicked ass on the technical interview. I knew the CEO and we
           used to work together when he was a director at our old company.
           Everyone seemed to liked me, and I thought I was going to get
           an offer. The CEO called and said he was sorry but they don't
           have funding for another engineer at the time. I asked my buddy
           and the real answer was everyone liked me EXCEPT this one PhD
           tech lead dude who just didn't like me (he had communications
           problems, or that I was not good enough to get through his
           communications gap). Personally, I thought he was just too smart
           for everyone else.  That's it. All it takes is one person who
           REALLY doesn't want to work with you on a daily basis, period.
           \_ Seems unfair, but almost reasonable.  If the team is small and
              the dude you are going to work with 30 hours a week can't stand
              you, he shouldn't hire you.
              \_ I know, life is not fair, but I really didn't want to work
                 with him 70 hours a week anyways. P.S. what startup compnay
                 allows people to work 30 hours a week?         -pp
                \_ I made up an arbitrary amount of hours you would be working
                   directly with the dude who hates you.
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