How One Woman’s Bad Interview Exposed This U.K. Company

by | Feb 15, 2019

Today, during a job interview, it might not be the interviewer who has the upper hand. How one woman used social media to turn the tables.During a job interview, it might not be the interviewer who has the upper hand.

Recently a young woman named Olivia Bland reached the final round of interviews with the company Web Applications U.K. when things took a turn. Bland had to meet with the company CEO and according to her he asked a lot of personal questions and began tearing apart the information she had submitted in her application.

Later in the interview Bland said he pointed out all her flaws and why she didn’t deserve the job. Later the company offered her the job, but turned off by the CEO’s behavior she turned it down, and explained why on Twitter.

The post went viral and experts say it’s a clear example of how technology has changed the relationship between employers and employees. Thanks to social media, everyone has a microphone and whether accurate or not whatever is posted can have a negative effect on a company when the news spreads.

Ten years ago this negative story would have only been heard by Bland’s friends but now it’s everyone, everywhere.

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