Always ask for feedback, it is worth it.
Today I had the opportunity to talk to the CIO of the company that did select the other candidate after the 2nd and final interview. Very much appreciated that he was available for the call, and that he was very open about the minor, but in the end decisive differences. This will be helpful for my future activities, to focus even more on these topics. We agreed to stay in contact, as you always meet twice and I can possibly help him in his technology transition project with a neutral opinion.
In general people tend to be either too positive (optimistic) or too negative (pessimistic) about themselves. So it is always helpful to get an independent, outside view and opinion about your impression and behavior during a job interview. Nobody is perfect and minor adjustments can make a big difference for the next time. And in the mindset of lifelong learning, you are never finished anyway 😋.
To support this mindset, I am sharing three articles with respect to behavioral styles. Worth reading:
- 12 Questions Super Smart People Ask Themselves http://skilljunction.com.au/emotional-intelligence-2/12-questions-super-smart-people-ask/
- In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk https://hbr.org/2017/02/in-a-difficult-conversation-listen-more-than-you-talk
- Introverts As Leaders https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/introverts-leaders-tomas-kucera?trk=hp-feed-article-title-channel-add
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John F. Kennedy
We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square. Michelle Obama