Companies That Waste Job Candidates Time - A Five Minute Job Interview
I recently applied for a loan consultant / underwriter job opening that was posted on indeed. The role was with a boutique real estate investment and lending firm. Per its website, the company
was described as a old reputable family owned and operated business with hundreds of millions of dollars in closed transactions.
I was hesitant because family owned companies tend to be relationship based and like to hire those that they are familiar with or have been personally recommended. Anyway, the owner of the firm reached out to me and we scheduled an interview for the following week.
While the company is in the same city in which I reside, its all the way across town. I arrive to the dingiest high rise building that I have ever been to. I enter an open office space with three offices along the windows. Luckily the first person I see is the interviewer. He asks me how much did I think the job should pay. He proceeded to question if I wanted to know anything about the company. After a couple questions from me he told me that it'll be a few weeks and they'll make a decision. What happened to lets discuss your resume or tell me about yourself, I thought? A total of five minutes passed from the time I entered the office to the time I left. All I could think about was why do companies waste job candidates time? Why don't they take any precautionary measures to prevent a five minute job interview from occurring?
Have you ever been promptly dismissed from a job interview? Alternatively have you ever gone on a job interview and quickly realized it wasn't the company for you? Let us know your stories in the comments below.