I recently had an interview for HR Administrator ( not going to mention a company). And the reason why I was rejected, as I have been told, was that I was nervous. Personally, I did not feel nervous at all. I was just wondering what the community thinks about this as I feel that I was racially discriminated and the interviewers did not like my accent( I am Polish). Any comments welcome.
Firstly commiserations - its never nice to miss out on a role you want.
If I were in your shoes I would ask for some more detailed feedback before coming to a conclusion - ask them how they felt you answered the questions, was your knowledge what they expected, did you offer enough depth and breadth in your answers perhaps?
Think back to your interview - did they have to ask secondary questions, did they ask you to explain anything further, when you nanswered did you explain theory as well as giving an example of where you might have demonstarted knowledge or skill?
I dont know (nor do I need to know) which company you went for a role at but in my experience most employers are reasonable enlightened and racism isnt the issue it once was - if the company was racist could they not have 'weeded you out' by your name, education or work experience on your CV ?
Ask for some more feedback and perhaps see if there is something you can modify for your next interview which may bring you success
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