Like many other individuals, I am actively seeking employment; and, I use many different resources to help me in my search.
Several weeks ago, I saw an opportunity with a well-known company; posted on the job site of the college I attend. I immediately applied for the job; by submitting my resume and filling out an application.
A couple of weeks go by and a company recruiter contacts me. We discuss my background and qualifications. She then asks me to fill out another application on the company website. Several days later, she calls back and we schedule a Zoom interview with someone who I thought would be my manager.
A week or so after the Zoom interview, I receive an Offer Letter. However, the offer is pending a background check. I am thinking to myself – no problem. I have nothing to hide and I was honest on both of the applications I submitted.
This is where the nightmare begins.
The company does not recognize the several years of college I have – because I have not yet graduated. As far as the other diplomas and certifications that I have received – they do not recognize those either.
Therefore, I had to verify that I graduated from high school. The high school I attended closed in June 1995. I had to contact our local school district and get a Graduation Verification Letter. The company wanted this information within 24-48 hours. I was able to do this, thanks to some amazing people at the school district.
I have not encountered this kind of "micro-elitism" in years; or, is it a case of discrimination?
This entire process is beyond exasperating; it is uncalled for and unneeded. In addition, this company has such high expectations for others, but it does not practice its own philosophies.
The Offer Letter I received from them has someone else listed as my manager and not the person I interviewed with. The company that claims to have such high standards is guilty of deception and a lack of transparency.
I have asked for some clarification but the company has not yet responded.