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Getting a rejection email after all your hard work on a job application can be discouraging. Instead of feeling bad you can be proactive from the start and work to improve with each application. Don't wait until you have had 10 or more rejections!
This depends on the type of communication you have had with the organisation. An email may be preferred to give the interviewer time to think. It also allows you to carefully phrase your request.
If you applied for the job through an agency, approach the recruiter who was handling the role. Showing you are determined to improve your application and interview presentation may encourage them to consider you for other roles.
Keep your request for feedback friendly and positive. Don’t use it to try to explain why you should be given another chance or make any excuses!
If you haven't heard back in a week, call or send a brief email to check if your request was received. Only follow up once.
Some interviewers may not give you any feedback at all. Sometimes company policy prevents them from sending feedback, or they may simply be too busy.
How to improve
If you are getting interviews but no job offers, your written application was probably fine. The interviewer identifies your strengths and weaknesses for the role through your interview performance.
Common feedback about interviews
How to improve