I recently attended a series of interviews (3) with a company for a senior role (8+ Years). The first two interviews went great and I got positive response from the interviewers as well as the HR representative.
The third and the final round, for some reason, was taken by a Junior member in the team (4-4.5 Years experience) and I feel confused by the way she behaved during the interview.
I tried to google, but couldn't find anything relevant.
I could summarize the 3rd interview like this:
- The interviewer constantly interrupted me, didn't even let me complete my introduction citing that this is a technical interview (she herself asked for my background).
- She was making up screening questions on the go, and these questions weren't even 'closed' in scope, as in, if I ask the same query/doubt (about the question asked to me) in a span of few minutes, she'll answer differently to them.
- When I'd start answering questions as well, she'll interrupt, add new details/information to the question and would say "is that clear?", which I felt odd.
- She kept asking vague questions, and it seemed that she herself didn't have clarity on the same.
Despite all of that, I continued answering questions as per my past experience.
After the interview, unfortunately I received the rejection email, and I feel so distraught as the first two interviews went great (taken by senior members) and it was a great opportunity.
Is this considered normal? The way she behaved ?
I know this platform is for asking workplace related questions only, but I don't know what to feel and do about such an experience.