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sunset547544

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Unfortunately I have been to quite a few of these. They have always been for a techincal role. I know it's kind of Dragons Den situation asking people to make quite a big financial gamble on me, but still I feel like I am always elimated based on some kind of personal bias on behalf of the interviewers rather than technical merit. I think they just want to give jobs to people who look like them or are pretty, or adhere to some kind of trendy gender/race criteria.

Anyway, it's obviously a massive power trip for them, wasting candidates time and stressing them out. And the amount of hype they give off about themselves/how talented they are and how amazing the company is makes me feel sick.

Sorry wanted to get that out thanks for reading.
 
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Thanks Fairy, certain things really get to me sometimes and it's good to write it out here, kind of like expelling a daemon. Hopefully I don't sound like too awful :cry:
 
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So, after not hearing anything after the interview for a few days, I sent an email politely asking for some feedback. I got a call this morning and was told they felt my technical skills were good, and I gave intelligent answers, but I came across as very nervous, so that might be a problem when it came to interacting with clients.

This is often what I get told after interviews I get rejected from. I do get nervous and stressed in interviews, I can't help that. But it never feels as bad as they make it out to be from my side. 99% of the time outside of an interview situation, I don't feel nervous. I don't know why people assume I would feel like that when dealing with clients for example. Also, the kind of work I do shouldn't really involve that much interaction with clients/customers as it is quite a technical/back office kind of position.

I don't want to get rejected from another interview for this reason. I still can't help but feel the whole nervous thing is a poor excuse to cover discrimination based on my skin colour/gender/appearance. Any advice about how to move forward? I don't want to give up going to interviews, but every rejection makes it harder to motivate myself the next time.

I have been considering serving them with a discrimination questionnare (Fighting discrimination at job interview | Money | The Guardian) but I know it's a bit of a weak card to play and not really something I want to do, but on the other hand I have had enough.
 
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