The woman had applied for another job but when the time for the interview came, she was put on a Zoom call with 250 others for the wrong role.
Employers seem to be taking advantage of the poor job market by posting false information on job postings and luring candidates to other jobs. Interviewees think they are applying for one job, but later find out that the actual position is completely different from what they initially applied for. This seemed to be the case for Julia (@andysambergluvr8), who applied to be an event coordinator at a company and found out that she was tricked into giving the interview for the wrong role. The post has over 18.1K likes and 282 comments on the site.
The woman begins the clip by saying she does not want anyone ever telling her that the job market isn't bad. She explains, "Because I applied to be an event coordinator on LinkedIn a week ago and I had an interview scheduled today at 2 PM." The woman goes on to share how she found out that there were 250 other people on the Zoom interview call. The interviewer revealed that people on the call would be trained to get their "travel agent certification."
She concludes by saying how "LinkedIn and Leticia" should count their days because she did not apply to be part of a pyramid scheme. People on the platform could relate to the woman's situation and expressed their thoughts in the comments section. @hannahjeanice said, "It should be illegal to not tell someone it will be a group interview." @mloia3 said, "I’ve applied for over 100 jobs in the past few months and have only gotten 2 interviews. I’ve been ghosted by so many recruiters."
It seems there are more scams in the job market these days. Another TikTok user, @dasilvadakid, recently shared a video on her page explaining why being hired on the spot was a big red flag. She says, "You didn’t hear [it] from me, but if y’all go for a job interview and they hire you on the spot, pack your loads and run for your life.” The woman explained how people would be in for a "doozy woozy," to indicate how the job market would be highly stressful.
The primary reason why candidates should avoid such jobs is because it showcases how desperate employers are to hire candidates. It could also be a sign that the actual work associated with the job could be very stressful and that the employer didn't care for their employees. The video has been viewed by quite a few people, who shared their thoughts about the woman's analysis in the comments section.
@6ri25 said, "I got hired on the spot and was there for a year and man, I ran for my life last week and didn't look back." @princessklb shared, "I got hired on the spot with my first ever job and I had some good experiences, but some not-so-good ones as well." @kalon_eunoia0 commented, "I started training during my interview. I was so delusional, thinking it was just because I made a good impression." @_neon.trip_ said, "Had an interview at this one job on a Wednesday and was in orientation the following Monday. I found out real quick why I got hired so fast."