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If you apply with a company and after an interview they decided not to go further with you, can you ask for feedback? This is so I know what to work on. I know this is tricky as you don't want to sound like your disputing their decision.
I wrote some code as part of a test, and though the program worked they said other people did better and my application wasn't moving forward. I'm genuinely curious which area I could work on improvement.
It's happened a couple times with non-technical interviews. Once the lady only asked two questions and said "I'll pass your application along to the hiring manager" and next week she sent the email (with names changed)
Thank you very much for taking the time to chat with me. At this point in time we are going to move forward with other candidates for the role, but thank you for your interest in our company.
Good luck in your future endeavors.
I'm not very familiar with "pulse checks" or pre-screening interviews, but could this be what they are? How do they work?