In this day and age, interviews are a two-way street. As much as the candidate should put their best foot forward, so should the company. And if a company elects not to demonstrate just how its work culture is a robust and healthy one, the candidate is absolutely justified in concluding that the work culture is neither robust nor healthy.
This prospective candidate turned down a job opportunity because the company wouldn’t take the time to schedule a real interview; instead, they required the candidate to take strange impersonal video recordings. This thread was posted to Reddit’s
r/antiwork subreddit by u/AlistairBennet. Based on the reactions in the comments, this seems to be a recurring trend for first-round interviews and candidates are not happy.
Instead of going forward with the interview process, the Redditor opted to write a formal email explaining with authoritative clarity exactly why this process has been dehumanizing. The implications behind these video recordings are what’s most upsetting here. Candidates should feel lucky to be considered and should feel the need to impress their potential employers, but companies should also feel lucky to consider qualified candidates and should do everything in their power to make them feel welcome in the interview process. On top of that, at the end of the day, an interview should be an interaction between people, not an interaction with yourself.
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