I was just approached randomly in linked.in for a job offer.
However, having exchanged a couple of messages with the interviewer, and calling to arrange a meeting ASAP (today - it was booked for tomorrow), the interviewer did neither intend to make a screening call, nor was willing to talk about any detail at all of the nature of the project, or the required qualifications or technologies despite I (very) politely pointing it out the need.
After the call, despite I telling him my colleagues are in holidays, and I am busy until very late today, he demanded(!!) to have a detailed project form filled ASAP, that may take well 2 or 3 hours to fill properly for someone with my profile (I would understand asking for such a thing after a screening interview, not before one).
Now the thing is, I am not willing to do that interview, as I do not appreciate neither starting on the wrong foot, nor interviewing for a place where apparently as a cultural norm an individual and a professional is not respected.
I also do value my time, and between preparation, travelling there, meeting, coming back and filling that form, we may be very well talking about 6-8 hours at least, in a time I do badly need them, without even knowing if I am a fit for any position, or if there is one (alas, without knowing anything at all!).
How should I politely turn down that interview?
P.S. The interviewer has refused to say which position they want to interview for, which specific projects, pointing out the job specs/ advert and what technologies to deal with. Only that they need "Linux guys", which can be a quite broad subject. I have seen far friendlier professionals. I have just shown this article to a friend and he asked me "which position is the guy interviewing for?" -"I do not know..."
PPS: anecdotally, and funnily, whilst talking about the situation with my father, who is almost 80 years old and managed an office for many years, he said an obscenity about what I should answer to them.