The recruiter asks the friend and job applicant to cancel the interview

A woman went viral on TikTok after claiming that a job recruiter, who is a friend of hers, advised her to cancel an interview because the company wasn’t ready.

In a video with over 158,000 views, the TikTok CC user claims that she traveled from Atlanta to Los Angeles with the intention of interviewing for a job she was recommended to by her recruiter friend. The work has not been publicly listed, she says.

On the morning of the interview, CC (@_mylifeascc) says her friend called her to tell her to postpone the interview with the company. At first, she CC she says she thought it was a request from the company. However, upon further communication, CC found out that her friend herself was informing the request, which seemed odd to CC.

“She literally asked me to help her write an apology why I wouldn’t be able to do this interview,” recalls CC. “Bitch, I’m unemployed … Do you think I’m about to cancel a fucking interview?”

“I work in human resources, I have worked for technology,” he continues. “No one has ever, ever said, like, ‘The hiring manager isn’t ready, so I’ll call the candidate and say it. They to cancel their interview. She doesn’t even make a fucking sense, of course.

@_mylifeascc like girl what #corporate #corporatetiktok #jobsearch #blackwomen #blackgirltiktok #disoccupato #intervista #recruiting #blackwomenintech #hr #humanresources #talentacquisition #blackcorporate #blacktiktok ♬ original sound – cc

Later, CC says she went around her recruiter friend to make sure the interview took place. According to CC, the interview went well.

“I really feel like… either his contract had expired and he didn’t want to lose a commission. I don’t really know, ”she muses, exasperated. “But even if that’s the fucking case, bitch, we’re black. We are black women in this fucking industry. And you really, really tried to fucking fuck yourself with my fucking money, my money making opportunity.

In the comments, users agreed that, yes, this was odd behavior, with many speculating about a friend’s negative intention.

“Repeat after me. Her [clapping emoji] is [clapping emoji] Not [clapping emoji] your [clapping emoji] friend, “wrote one user.

“It’s called ‘I want to see you do good. But no better than me, ‘”said a second. “It’s okay to be upset and accept those feelings. There is no need to explain it to him. ”

“Girl, he was trying to give that job to someone else and you know it,” said a third.

A further TikToker claimed that the company would not have scheduled the interview if they weren’t ready. “I’m not a hiring manager, but I participate in hiring,” they said. “If HM hadn’t been ready they wouldn’t have scheduled the interview.”

In a follow-up, CC answers some of the questions from the comments on the original video.

@_mylifeascc Replying to @Black Girls Graduate ♬ original sound – cc

In this video, CC explains why her friend thought it was appropriate for her to cancel the interview, although CC notes that the reasoning seemed inadequate and, even if it was, there were better ways to provide that information.

The commentators agreed.

“Very unprofessional of him,” offered one user. “Friends or not, when it comes to a job, a postponement, etc. it’s business. He should have treated your application as such. ”

However, many advised CC to simply discuss the matter with her friend.

“Don’t lose your friend for this. She probably she was embarrassed and panicked like you said. Find out why and communicate your feelings, “wrote one commentator.

According to a comment on another CC TikTok video, it appears that CC and her friend have solved their problems.

“We are on good terms,” ​​she wrote, “but I’m not going to choose her for anything professional.”

Update September 12, 3:22 pm CT: In an Instagram email exchange with Daily Dot, CC said the company later contacted her to tell her they would not take the interview process forward. However, she noted that the company mentioned the possibility of hiring her later as a consultant if she ever moved to Los Angeles (she CC she currently runs a consulting firm, Sierra’s Career Services & Consulting).

“I feel the door is open … I feel the door would not have been opened if I had canceled the interview on the same day,” he noted.

She then said that she felt her friend was simply stressed about the situation and gave bad advice under pressure.

“If he felt they weren’t ready for the hiring or the interview, then he should have come back to them, not put it on me,” CC reiterated.

“I really feel it wasn’t harmful,” he continued. “I think he didn’t know what to do, and because we were friends, that line got a little confused between the candidate and also, like, consultant, when he just shouldn’t have.”

CC went on to say that if others find themselves in the recruiter’s position, there are better ways to solve the problem.

“You can definitely say, like, ‘Hey girl, this is not for you’ or, like, ‘don’t waste your time, it’s not worth it,'” he explained. “I was not told.”

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