6 reasons employers won’t tell you why they didn’t hire you

If you’re like many job seekers, you wonder why employers aren’t more forthcoming with feedback when they don’t hire you. Why are rejection letters so vague, and why are so many requests for feedback met with platitudes like “your qualifications were impressive, but we identified other applicants who were a better fit”?

Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about the six most common reasons employers often don’t give rejected candidates feedback, including not wanting to deal with candidates who will argue or debate the decision, not feeling comfortable sharing awkward criticism (like that you seemed angry or high maintenance), being prohibited by company lawyers, and more. You can read it here.

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