Olivia Bland, a marketing professional from Manchester, England, however, knew exactly how to handle herself when this recently happened to her during an interview.Bland shared on Twitter that she received a job offer from a company, after she had a horrible interview with the company’s CEO. She shared on Twitter:
Yesterday morning I had a job interview for a position at a company called Web Applications UK. After a brutal 2 hour interview, in which the CEO Craig Dean tore both me and my writing to shreds (and called me an underachiever), I was offered the job. This was my response today.
Her response, however, was one that was well put together and well thought out. Bland declined the job offer, and explained in grave detail how humiliating and uncomfortable it was for her to sit in an interview where the CEO tore apart “her and her writing entirely.”
She also said she understands that by sending this email and declining the offer, she fell into the CEO’s “test” trap that he was clearly trying to present.
After her tweet went viral, the company’s board of directors issued a response to the claims that their CEO was conducting himself inappropriately during the interview process. However, Bland was not interested in their excuses, stating:
Excuse me @WebAppUK but this isn’t good enough. I haven’t even received a direct apology from your company. Fix up.
''This job is supposed to be the present. I don't want it.'' I don't think that I have ever read something so powerful and brave. You didn't just stand up for yourself but for so many others too. Thank you!
— Ivan Fahy (@IvanFahy) January 30, 2019