Why The Interview Process Is A Hellish Mess

Two women talking at a table
Two women talking at a table

By Donna Fuscaldo

Hiring the wrong job candidate can cost a company serious money, which is why it's all too common to make job seekers go through a multi-phase interview process. It may seem cumbersome or downright annoying to the candidate going through it, but career experts say it's necessary in today's job market.

"Competition is tough, especially for professions where there isn't a skills shortage," says Vinda Rao, the marketing manager at Bullhorn, a recruitment software company. "More and more companies are using personality and intelligence tests to weed out applicants and it usually takes more than just one interview with one person to gauge if someone is a fit."