In the November 27, 2018 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter a reader says it's awkward to ask for feedback after a job interview.
"Interview coaches say you should try to 'close' on a job offer at the end of an interview. Say things like, 'Is there anything that would prevent you from making me an offer?' or, 'Can I tell you anything else that would help you decide to hire me?.
I feel awkward being that pushy. What I really want is some honest feedback, but it's hard to ask for it for the same reason - it feels pushy. Got any ideas to help me?..."
"What are the best skills to learn when looking for a career in tech? Indeed published a report that will help you narrow in your focus on what to study, what to aim for, and what to ignore. Find out the top ten in-demand skills in tech and you'll already be one step ahead!.."
"Are you thinking of changing your career route from techie to CISO? Are you making the right choice? Only you know for sure.
Remember that dreaded question on your first job interview? No, not the "What are your weaknesses?" question, but the other one, equally as challenging: "What do you want to be doing in five years?"
How do we even attempt to answer that question when the only tools in our toolbox at that point is a college degree, some work experience at a minimum wage job, and, if we were lucky, an internship in our field? Is it even reasonable that we would say, "I would like to lead the security operations team - and within three years after that, I would like to be the chief information security officer (CISO) for a small to medium-sized firm"?..."