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Feedback is key!
The term ‘feedback’ is used to describe the helpful information or criticism about prior action or behaviour from an individual. Feedback is a very important part of the recruitment process for a number of reasons; however it is not uncommon for feedback to not be appreciated or even taken on board, so here’s why feedback is so important whether it be positive or negative.
First of all, giving negative feedback is never an easy task to do as a recruitment consultant however it is vital to be open to constructive criticism. Helping candidates understand where they went wrong should allow them to not make the same mistake again and put them in a better position for their next interview. Once you have taken on board the initial sting of not getting that ‘dream job’ it’s time to focus on putting yourself into a position of improving your chances of doing a lot better in the next interview. Feedback can also allow you to play to your strengths, if you find out what one interviewer liked most about you, and then you should focus on that in order to give yourself the best possible chance of getting that job.
What about giving feedback on the interviewers? Actually this is also a very useful exercise as it allows you to confide with your recruitment consultant in regards to the opportunity being the right one for you! By this stage of the recruitment process, your consultant should have a good idea of what firm culture you’d be right for you and giving this feedback would allow you discuss and match up your personality with the firm culture and first impressions. Feedback on the firms is also quite important for the recruitment consultant as it allows us to gain a better understanding of how our clients come across to the candidates. First impressions on both sides of the coin are vital during this process.
So what’s my advice? Always ask for feedback from your recruitment consultant, not only will it help you develop your interview skills, it will also allow you to focus on what you’re good at and move you one step closer to that dream job. Feedback is key to improving your future applications.