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The reason you will rarely receive a response is because a lot of reasons they give may leave them open to lawsuit for discrimination.
If you do receive a response it will likely be generic and not truthful anyway.
I think that is totally reasonable. However I doubt you will receive a response. There doesn't seem to be any common courtesy in this area any more. Gone are the days where you would receive a letter telling you that you were unsuccessful. You don't even get a generic email. I mean, how hard is it?
The organisation "Dressed for success", as well as providing free interview clothes, also gives resume and presentation advice. They might be worth contacting.
I know people who have advertised jobs and are totally inundated with applications, like in the hundreds, for one position.. They would probably view giving feedback as an extra job on top of that workload of reading and sifting through the applications.
It's ok to ask. That's the difference between public sector and private sector, public have to provide you with feedback if you ask and even offer you to ask, private sector is battling to tell you when they're done with you so you're left to make up your own assumptions.
Absolutely, and no don’t feel like that. My hubby recently got rejected for a job and asked and the guy gave him good feedback. I think it helps to someone be brave to ask the person interviewing you at the time of rejection, either on the phone or in email soon after. They were just a lazy tool for not replying or incompetent, or stressed. Not your problem
I would ring the contact that was listed on the original job ad and ask for feedback directly from them.
I always give feedback. First I tell them exactly why they didn’t get offered the job. Second I tell them what I think are possible next steps for them. I recruit for professional roles where the person is early in their career and actually haven’t figured things out. I know how hard it is being rejected by giving useful feedback it makes it less personal. What you have to understand it is not personal, the person you missed out to was better but that doesn’t mean you can’t be next time round and it’s starts with addressing the reasons why you missed out in the first place.