Over my life, I have received and given a lot of feedback. I always feel like I've helped when the person receives my feedback in a positive way. I feel I've wasted my time when the reply is "Ya, I know, I'm working on it", and yet things don't change. For me, a simple error here or there is acceptable. However, if I notice multiple errors in multiple posts, and that never changes, there is no way I am hiring you.
Recently we worked on a magazine cover. Here is the version I handed in to be marked:
I was happy with it. I worked hard with the pen tool to recreate the exact masthead for TATTOO magazine. I did some dodge and burning. I added a price code. I incorporated names of people related to the shoot, all folks at Status Salon in Barrie, Ontario. I received my feedback from my prof, and did well. However, she had a lot of feedback....things to challenge me with, things she wanted me to change, and she gave me some suggestions for improvement. I loved the feedback, and today I used it to create version two: