‘Don’t contact me again’: Interviewers fail job interviews and have the audacity to blame candidates with these unhinged texts
Looking for a job can be a stressful task, and it’s natural to focus on making a good impression on potential employers. However, it’s also important for candidates to look for red flags that indicate the company or position is rotten. Ignoring them can add to a toxic work environment. Thankfully, some warning signs are very obvious.
A few days ago, Redditor Tyto Alba15 Made post ‘ on top ofanti work‘ subreddit, sharing screenshots of unhinged recruiters attacking them via text messages. This conversation is a perfect reminder that many companies are still stuck in the Middle Ages, and the best way to get rid of them is to stop participating in them.
A woman recently shared an ‘unexpected’ text message with a job interviewer
Image credit: Tyto Alba15
According to CareerBuilder Researcha whopping two-thirds of workers say they accepted the job, only to find it didn’t fit, and half quit within the first six months.
Executive coach Rebecca Zucker, who focuses on helping leaders make change from within, agrees that the adage “buyers beware” applies when it comes to job interviews.
“This is not to suggest that you should enter the interview process with excessive skepticism or suspicion. [various signals] It’s a tricky interview process, as it can indicate a bigger problem with your potential boss, team, or organization as a whole. explained In the Harvard Business Review.
Here are Zucker’s top 10 red flags to look out for when things aren’t as clear-cut as TytoAlba15’s.
- Constant schedule changes and chaos. “People are busy and the unexpected can happen, so it’s not uncommon for interviews to need to be rescheduled at some point,” he said. Still, if it happens a lot, it indicates something is wrong.
- disrespect others. According to executive coaches, every organization has natural tensions and frustrations between different departments such as sales and engineering. But can the people you meet during the interview process talk about challenges and tensions with other stakeholders in a constructive way, or in a disparaging or disrespectful way? ?
- values clash. “A mismatch of values is a serious red flag,” he points out Zucker. “Before starting the interview process, clarify your most important values, understand the company culture, the extent to which the organization shares your most deeply held values, and how well you perform. Prepare questions that allow you to assess some of these values that you can express in your work.”
- Lack of clarity or consistency in answering questions. When you ask questions in an interview, how clear or precise are the answers you get? Are they vague general statements or do they give the same specific examples the interviewer would expect of you?
- decoy sales. If the job you’re interviewing for starts to sound very different from the one you applied for, it’s a sign that they’re not communicating well or managing change well. There may be
- Inappropriate questions or comments. “If you receive questions or comments that are ageist, sexist, racist, or similarly offensive, it is likely that this organization is not only inadequately trained, but is condoning bad behavior. It’s clear that we’re not addressing the high, or equally bad, unconscious biases in talent management practices, including hiring,” said Zucker.
- Lack of connectivity. The executive coach emphasized that a good interview is a two-way conversation that excites both parties about the possibility of working together. If he doesn’t seem like he’s smiling, he seems distracted, he’s asking questions like he’s following a script, and he’s not really trying to get to know you. Not a good sign.”
- Resistance to change (even though they want change). Some recruiters don’t have a growth mindset. They are so old school that maybe they just want to leave everything as it is.
- Too many interviews or a lengthy interview process. Zucker said an excessive number of interviews and a long process are red flags. “Either (or both) of these could indicate that the team or organization is overly consensus-driven, indecisive, or having trouble getting things done.”
- Explosion of offers. When a job offer is given with a firm deadline (often with a very tight timeline), it is basically an ultimatum that either doesn’t feel good or suppresses the individual’s desire to make a thoughtful career decision. I don’t respect you.
“No one can perfectly predict what a new job will look like, but paying attention to the potential red flags above during the interview process can help weed out sub-optimal hiring options,” he said. Rebecca Zucker concluded: “Watching interviews carefully, paying attention to how the process is managed, asking the right follow-up questions, and being mindful can reduce the likelihood of making bad decisions.” I can do it.”
Good luck dodging the bullets!