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Candidate Interviews and Creativity: “A Brick Or A Blanket?”

It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the lack of candidates in the creative sectors, in particular digital and PR, is having a detrimental impact on many companies’ aspirations to grow. This is particularly apparent in the agency sector. Although in-house roles, which normally have more success in sourcing relevant candidates, are now beginning to experience the feeling of being unable to plug gaps in their workforce. So what’s happening with candidate interviews?

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How To Handle Negative Interview Feedback

It is unequivocally a royal pain in the derriere when you’ve been to one, two, or sometimes even three interviews, and you receive a response that says “we really liked you, but we’ve found someone that is a better fit”. It may be dressed up differently at times, but the bottom line is that you’ve not been successful. Receiving negative interview feedback is simply not a pleasant experience.

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Come Work With Us! AF Selection Are Hiring

You may have gleaned from our website that we are an extremely well established, niche recruitment consultancy, for the digital, PR, marketing and design sectors, placing people in agency and in-house disciplines. We’ve been in business since 1988 and we work with many engaging and entrepreneurial businesses across the Midlands and Manchester. We are proud of the fact that we have a very low staff turnover, which we like to think is down to our honest and down-to-earth approach to business, people, and recruitment. And now we’re hiring!

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Negative Interview Feedback: How To Handle It

It is unequivocally unpleasant to be rejected after a long and drawn out interview process, especially with negative feedback. My advice is to try not to take it to heart and concentrate your efforts on finding a role which is a closer match for your personal aspirations. I fully appreciate that it is very easy for me to say because I am immersed in recruitment. But I am a believer in the idea that some things are meant to be! I’ve seen many candidates take a knock or two during their search for a new role but go onto have successful careers at other companies.

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