These days I had a couple of interviews in a company. First the technical one, a problem that I had to solve in three days. After a chatting with persons from the company; another chatting with tech guys; an attempt to do pair programming; and a last one talking with a leader.
As you see, many steps to get an offer. Well, they did offer me anything. It’s OK. But while it’s okay what bother is that feedback from companies today aren’t clear. Seems all the companies have an agreement where they say the same bullshit all the time.
“Sorry, you seems to be great…blah blah blah…but…”
You never get a real feedback and that is annoying. I wonder how someone can improve their skills, the way he/she does interviews, be better, etc. If no one never says what is/are your negative points.
Let’s just imagine that you go to the doctor and there he says “Well, you have a terrible disease, let’s start some treatment” and these are the only things he says. How the heck you will understand the issues you have? How the heck you can deal with this in a properly way? That’s is the same when these companies says their empty meaning feedback email. They say something that mean nothing.
It would be really cool if companies start to act in a more honest way. “hey, you were good in tech, nice solution, etc…but we just didn’t like how you interact in our pair programming. Maybe you can improve this for next interviews in your career” or just ” hey you were good in tech one, but we just didn’t like how you look like in the webcam, sorry, look for a new hairstylist” – You know, last is a joke, but I really would like to have a honest and REAL feedback sometimes, instead this bot bullshit they send.
EDITED: I was just thinking for a moment, what if human race had not seen its mistakes and try to do better? Well we, for sure, would not have evolved. Said that, Companies, be a Darwinist one giving feedback don’t be a creationist one. I don’t want to wait for a god to say me what I’m doing wrong. import this in Python and take this line for you “Explicit is better than implicit.”. If you want people get better and not only use their six sense to guess what was the issue – of course, when it’s not obvious – please, start to act doing a straight feedback! – Thank you!