What Should I Do About an Unfair Interview?: Ask the HR Guy

by | March 31, 2009

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I recently interviewed with a company, and I feel as though I was treated unfairly. Is there anybody to whom I can complain about this?????

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There are absolutely people that you can complain to about this. Your first step should be to speak with the boss of the person with whom you interviewed. Carefully explain to the boss both what happened and the circumstances surrounding the event. Complaining will not necessarily get you another interview, but it is important that the company is aware of how their employees are treating candidates.

If you interviewed with the boss (or if you feel that the boss' response to your complaints are inadequate), you can lodge a formal complaint with the Better Business Bureau or the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board). In this situation, however, it is important to remember that these complaints must be upheld by evidence; an unpleasant interview does not qualify as unfair treatment. Good luck.

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