I've been interviewed a lot in the last months. I think there's a new trend among employers. Immediately after the interview or several days later when they call you with the feedback, they ask you about your impressions from the interview.
What should you say in a situation when you've been grilled, i.e. the interviewer was very confrontational or critical of you or after a typical stress interview?
Is it normally better to say something totally diplomatic ignoring what happened like "I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the specifics of the position" or "it was fine, thank you" or to refer to the style of the interview somehow?
The goal is to get the best possible result of course, i.e. in this order:
- Get the job
- Be considered for other openings
- Not burn bridges
Do diplomatic answers listed above sound ok or unauthentic/ fake?
Example: You have an interview and there are quite a few questions you feel you didn't answer correctly, for some you simply didn't know the answer.
After 3 days you are called by the company. They say they wanted to give you feedback, but first, they would like to know what your experience during the interview was.
What do you answer to get the best possible result?