Landing and securing a job is one of the hardest things to do during this pandemic, especially for fresh grads. Hence, everyone is putting in effort for that, although the effort may vary from one to another.
Some snatched their position through a direct informal tweet and memes to the CEO, while some might resort to something more unethical — like asking for help from someone in the organisation, or as how the society calls it; cable.
For individuals who have been through the hassle of searching a job through sites and platforms, or is still currently on the hunt, would be more than familiar with LinkedIn. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s basically social media, but for careers. And recently, a posting on LinkedIn has gone viral because of the relatability.
Mohamad Fahmi Zavawi, had posted a long paragraph of rant, stating his disappointment in a certain company that he went for an interview with. In his rant, he stated how during the interview, there were only 3 candidates including him and the competition wasn’t that fierce, as it was for a higher level management position. He had hopes for it, since he gave his all during the interview.
However, the truth had come to light for him when he overheard the interviewers in the toilet saying that his goof self and the other candidates were just there to fulfil the requirements, and the choice has already been made way before he was called in for the interview. And to make matters worse, the other candidate is a staff at the company, while the chosen one is an ex-staff.
We agree with Fahmi that it really was a waste of time and effort for those who came in “just to fulfil the requirements” when you could just call them back. Fahmi had also equated these kind of actions with scammers, and honestly? He’s not wrong, though.
We are also well aware of the amount of individuals who have gone through the same painful experience like Fahmi. Although this might be the bitter truth and reality, but we do hope companies would stop doing unethical actions like these, wasting others’ time and effort.
Have you ever gone through something like this?