So you’re arguing that most people when searching for a new job end up being delayed by a company receptionist, forced to sit through an exam they’ve already previously completed, and then have the interview rescheduled due to a family emergency? I can’t say that’s ever happened to me.
I don’t know whether or not John’s story is real or fictitious, but saying that it is representative of what most interview experiences is a stretch, to say the least!
Why should employers pay expenses? If you as a potential employee applies to work for a company, you are telling that company ‘I want to work for you.’ Which means, unfortunately, that you have to do a bit of running around to get to that interview. If you want the job badly enough then you’ll do it.
Yes, it sucks if you spend money on travel to and from an interview, only to find out you weren’t successful. That money is wasted. But unfortunately, that’s life!
What next? Shall companies send people out to do interviews from your home so that you don’t need to go to the trouble of going out?