Job candidates who complete face-to-face interviews and are not hired often wonder why they hear nothing or only receive a brief notice stating that they were not selected for the job. Some hiring managers, when asked, will provide feedback to help candidates know how to improve their job search skills. Others, however, will not give feedback even after polite requests from the job seeker.
Candidate feedback varies from company to company and from hiring manager to hiring manager. Some reasons for leaving a candidate in the dark are fairly justifiable — others are not. Here are several common reasons that hiring managers don’t give feedback.