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Aidan Harding

This is really good. My top-tip as an interviewer is about giving feedback...

If I'm not going to hire the person I'm interviewing, I just tell them that straight out along with feedback on why at the end of the call/interview. It feels a little uncomfortable to me, but it means that they get the feedback in a timely manner, and that doesn't become something on my TODO list.

It's not too hard to do this sensitively... I ask the interviewee how they thought it went, which parts they did well (often they're reluctant on that, so I can help them by giving some positives there), which parts they struggled on. And then explain why they're not the right person for this job if there are critical areas for us that are gaps for them.