Why Not?

So you didn't get the job you interviewed for. But why not? Chances are, the hiring manager or search committee chair you interviewed with provided some indication as to the rationale behind their choice when they broke the news. But when the cookie-cutter one-liner — i.e., 'Your qualifications don't fit our needs at this time' — is just not enough, Suzanne Lucas at Bnet's Evil HR Lady blog says that it's not always in "poor taste" to ask for a detailed explanation.

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