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I have had two recent interviews which I thought initially both went well but then was told that, while they were "impressed with my qualifications and background", it doesn't currently match their needs.
Well, that is B.S. Obviously, I flunked the interview. But I really want to know where I flunked it (e.g. technical or personality or something else) and what they didn't like so I can learn not to repeat the same mistake in the next interview. I often learn not by intuition and empathy but by mistakes and routine so feedback is very critical in my learning patterns. As my empathy and EQ skills are not very strong, I am literally clueless as to why I didn't get the jobs and I can't even begin guessing.
Is there a way to kindly inquire with a recruiting manager to give you an exact and honest feedback. I understand there could be legal issues as to what they can specify as the reason. Is there any way to break through that? I feel that way there would be a significant benefit to failing an interview as each new time you'd be making at least one mistake less. This way I am sure I repeat the same mistakes through multiple interviews.