Does interviews always serve their purpose

We all know that interviews are unavoidable part of the process of getting a job and it is normally conducted to assess the applicants' intellectual abilities and their practical skills upon which the employer make the final decision on who is best candidate for the job in question. Unfortunately,many recent studies concluded that interviews are not serving their purposes anymore.What is shocking in those studies is that very skillfull and brilliant canditates are robbed from that opporunity of holding a very highly status jobs for other reasons which has nothing to do with the ones mentioned above.It is totally understandable that the employer favourises the excpetionally- clever candidate over someone who is less of the expected standards. However what is not acceptable is not to give the job to somebody just because he is racially different or does not have the same religious belief as you.Another thing that is outragious is to base your choice on gender,this means a mysoginistic employer who doubts the capabilities a women can generate when the reality is that a women has as much influencial ability as men. What I mean by this is that women can contibute as much as men and can provide ideas that will benefit the company.Another growing problem is the tedious remarks made when the employer looks at a person who might not be as physically attractive as others even though they are not the brightest of people.This is a growing problem which stifles peoples abilities but with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement this opens peoples eyes to what really is happening to people behind the scenes and we should all hail a fair manager who celbrates our ingenuity rather than our outward apperance. Therefore, it is no suprise that we found a considerable number of unskilled people today who are holding important jobs in different sectors of our society.

In conclusion, It is fair to say that interviews are not anymore used to pick up exceptional candidatess that can be real assets to any given company. However, naming and shaming the employers who are doing this and trying to put an end to such appalling behaviours should be the duty of each of us

Comments (3)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    17 Nov 2020

    Hi consistent_starfruit! A really interesting post and clearly you have done your research. Please make sure you're always writing entirely in your own words.

    Lots of companies will have policies to stop bias playing a part in the hiring and interview process. Can you research and find out what some of these policies say? How do they make sure that the most qualified person gets hired for the job?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg consistent_starfruit | Michael Faraday School
    17 Nov 2020

    Thankyou for the feedback but just to let you know I came up with the ideas and thoughts but I used stuff like google translate and this has helped me to gain a good vocabulary. Do you think this is a good way of learning new words?

    In answer to your questions I would say let the boss do the interviews because logically the boss will want the best for his business so he would obviously pick the ones that will add value to it. Another good way to prevent this is to decide it as a team because then you could agree with one another that if you chose that person it will be good for the company. The final reason is that you can do it on phone then that will mean you will be anonymous and the person you are calling is also anonymous which will let the interviewer pick the person purely because of their skill.

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  • selfassured_robin | Whyteleafe School C
    30 Nov 2020

    In this time its hard to say because they are obviously on a Zoom call. On a zoom call you could just ask someone else to do it and not do it yourself. When you are in a room though i think they do serve the purpose because I guess you cant practice but you can worry.

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