Job-seeking can be a real exercise in immersive futility. It often feels like you’re tossing your resume into the abyss and praying to the recruitment gods for a response. If and when you get that response, the landscape doesn’t always get easier. Companies are seemingly coming up with new, higher, and harder hoops to jump through at every turn. That translates to endless rounds of interviews, various arbitrary tests, and complex exercises and presentations that entail hours of work and prep. There can be good reasons for firms to do this — they really want to make sure they get the right person, and they’re trying to reduce biases — but it’s hard not to feel like it can just be too much.
So, those rules making it illegal to ask if you’re a criminal, deranged and all that, they really worked in making job gaining easier, didn’t they?
Might be better to go back to the old system of being allowed to ask, taking your choice as you wish and then being able to fire immediately if it doesn’t work out…..