She emphasizes the fact that no good candidate is going to wait around for an employer to call back for weeks.
Job interviews are a crucial part of the hiring process. They provide employers with the opportunity to assess the suitability of job applicants for the position and allow applicants to showcase their skills and experience. However, at times, job interview processes can be exhausting and long without bearing no results whatsoever.
A woman on TikTok recently called out employers who force their job applicants to jump through a million hoops in the interview process, which often ultimately lead to them not getting the job and being a waste of the job seeker's time.
On March 1, Callie aka @_cal_cifer shared a video on TikTok where she provided concise reasons to interviewers on why their competent job candidates may lose enthusiasm for a job, particularly if the interview process demands attending three or four interviews.
She says, "If your selection process takes more than a month there's a decent chance that I'm not interested in that job anymore. If I have to re-explain my entire resume at every step of the process because it's obvious those interviewing me didn't even bother to glance at it, if you refuse to give concrete salary ranges until the offer letter is sent out I'm not interested in the job anymore."
Callie further says: "If you don't want to be honest and transparent with applicants, that's your prerogative. But good applicants are not going to wait around." Callie's TikTok sparked a division in the comments section, with employers and hiring managers expressing disagreement with her perspective, while employees largely supported her view that the hiring process was needlessly complex and businesses should simplify it.
TikTok user @rusticrobles said, "That is the problem with your generation, you want everything given to you instead of working for it. No wonder your generation will get nowhere." Many didn't share this perspective, with @dontjusdream responding, "Yes! If you're asking me to jump through a dozen hoops in the application process, I'm going to assume the job will be disrespectful as well."
Others shared their own uncomfortable and extensive job application experiences. TikTok user @chasetheface42 said, "I applied to jobs back in June of 2021. I am still getting emails only now responding to my applications saying no." @florenciajulianaf commented, "Phone interview scheduled at 12:45, interviewer calls at 1:08, I didn't even pick up the call." @trishalization wrote: "It took an employer 3 months to send me my onboarding information and they didn't realize I already took another job."
@minkaujntses said, "They asked me to do a 30 min presentation on a new project I would lead in the position. I noped so fast. Not doing work for free." Job interviews can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for job seekers. These interviews can involve inappropriate questioning, belittling behavior and unrealistic demands. They can leave job seekers feeling undervalued and humiliated and can even impact their mental health. Employers who engage in these lengthy interviews risk turning away highly qualified candidates and damaging their reputation. It's important for employers to prioritize creating a positive and respectful interview experience for all job seekers.