So I applied for a job at a company and a recruiter reach out to me via email as they wanted to proceed with the interview process. The company didn't do a phone interview with me, instead they scheduled me for a panel interview with 4 people, a technical/BI (behavioral interview), coding interview and HR back to back on the same day. Before my panel interview they had me do a take home assignment and behavioral assessment which I completed and emailed to them.
One the day of the panel interview via Zoom, I was interview by 2 people for the technical/BI. They asked basic technical/BI questions, it wasn't anything complicated. After 30 minutes into the technical/BI, the interviewer stopped the interview and told me that they felt I wasn't ready to work for the company. So I didn't proceed with the 2nd and 3rd interviews. I wish I would have asked the interviewer why he felt I wasn't ready to work for the company. But I will never know as I didn't think of asking them at that time.
I feel a bit angry after the interview as I spent time doing their take home assignment just to be told during the first part of the panel interview that they feel I wasn't ready to work for the company.
Do you guy think it professional for a company to end an interview earlier, especially after making the interviewee do a take home assignment?
Edited: I kept seeing a few comment asking me the same question like, so you would rather go through the entire interview process even though they have already decided not to hire you. So to clarify it, my answer is yes. I would rather go through the entire interview process even if the company has already decided not to hire me. I am a new college graduate and with the tech layoff and hiring freeze, it even harder for me and many other new graduate to land our first job while competing with the other tech people who been layoff and has way more professional work experience than us. So going through the entire interview process is a good learning experience and also I can learn from my past interview mistake so that I would at least have a chance of landing that first job.