How To Ask Employer Why You Weren’t Hired?

Use the following steps to ask why you didn’t get hired and turn this bummer of a situation into a fantastic learning experience!

  • Do some reflecting on how the interview went.
  • Send a follow up email.
  • Ask the interviewer for feedback.
  • Request to keep in touch for future opportunities.

Is it OK to ask an employer why you weren’t hired?

Hiring Manager:

It’s unlikely that the hiring manager will call you to tell you didn’t get the job, but if they do, you can ask if they have any feedback to share. However, it’s most common to ask via email.

How do you ask for feedback if you don’t get a job?

Start by sending that person an email soon after the decision has been made. Dudley suggests saying you’re appreciative that you had the chance to interview and you’re sorry you didn’t get the job. Then, ask if they could spare 10 minutes for a phone call in the coming days to discuss areas where you could improve.

Why are employers not hiring me?

The reason employers won’t tell job-seekers why they didn’t get hired is because they are afraid of repercussions. Another reason employers won’t tell job-seekers why they hired someone else is because they are afraid of getting sued.

How do you know if an employer will hire you?

Here are 6 signs you will get the job:

  1. 1) Watch for Leading Microexpressions.
  2. 2) Listen for Specific, Definitive Language.
  3. 3) Pay Attention to the Questions Asked.
  4. 5) Listen for Signs You’re being “Marketed” to Others.
  5. 6) Determine Whether or not Money was Discussed.
  6. Signs the Interview Did not Go Well.