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Amelia Vieira Rosado

I am not able to provide any specific feedback.

Greatest BS in human history! 😂 Just say you don't WANT to give any feedback. Some recruiters just love to dodge bullets and leave people hanging.

Was fun reading this piece, I think you are better off without a job at Facebook anyway! 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Ryan Latta

Something that I've become more aware of over the years are the laws in play when hiring candidates.

Since almost nobody (aside from HR) is ever trained to interview anyone or knows those laws, they are very easily broken.

Not providing feedback is an easy position companies can take that protects them from saying something about the interview that can get used against them.

I'm not saying that's what happened in this specific case, but a common reason why it's really hard to get feedback in an interview process.

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Giovanni Bezicheri

you know they have to adopt this "passive-aggressive" style :D

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

To be clear, I'm not sure if "I am not able to provide any specific feedback" is really that different than "I don't WANT to give any feedback". And also, the "assessment" period between me-and-FB was so brief as to be almost a non-entity. So I understand why they're not gonna give me any feedback. I really do. I didn't actually interview with them. I didn't take any of their tests. Despite the fact that they reached out to me, they eliminated me literally before any real sorta evaluation could happen. So I fully understand why they wouldn't give me any real feedback. It's kinda like when you're looking at someone in the club and you think, "Yeah... no. I'm not gonna talk to them." Once that happens, of course you don't walk up to them and explain why you won't talk to them. You just move on. I get that.

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Ben Sinclair

Mm, "I am not able to" can mean that they usually do if they can, but that their client (Facebook) don't want them to. I think that's perfectly possible.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Makes sense. The funny thing is that recruiters do this even to people who actually make it further down the line. I just don't get why they give no feedback. In your case it's "justified", but otherwise it is not. Or so I see it.

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

Oh, I totally agree with that! And I've actually written other pieces on this site about the galling lack of feedback that sometimes occurs when candidates are asked to jump through hoops - but then they are summarily... dismissed.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Sounds like a good read 🤔 I'll be sure to check it out!

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