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Advice For Bad Job Interviews

Alison Green has heard lots of stories about terrible job interviews, from an interviewer who demands to see what’s inside the candidate’s purse, interviewers who are insulting and hostile, and candidates being left to wait for hours, and many more. She has advice for people who might experience these in the future: walk away from them.

One common denominator in these stories is that when job candidates are subjected to rude behavior from employers, they mostly feel obligated to stick it out until the end of the interview. They don’t get up and leave. They sit politely, then walk out quietly stewing.
Why don’t more people walk out of bad interviews? These are just business meetings, after all; no one has been ordered to appear by subpoena.

Find out more about this over at Slate.

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I was once in an interview in which the interviewer insisted that I had been abused as a child and must admit to it. It struck me as horrifically bizarre and offensive. I was too shocked to walk out. I later learned that this was the norm in the field, which is clinical pastoral education.
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