I want to share a recent experience that has jolted me personally and professionally.
Recently, BCG India approached me for a role in their APAC marketing team. After multiple rigorous rounds of interviews with marketing and consulting leaders from two continents at BCG, I got the job offer. Excited, I humbly accepted it.
Weeks before the joining date, the recruiter told me that BCG decided to revoke my offer. I was understandably shocked and asked for details. The team refused to share any.
It was unimaginable for me that any MBB firm would work in such an unprofessional manner and leave a candidate with such an unpleasant experience.
I am sure this is not a one-off incident. I am also not the only one dealing with immoral and unfair professional conduct during COVID. Every organization must conduct recruitment ethically and engage with the employees fairly, transparently, and on merit. And every employee going through any unethical practice must highlight it in a forum to bring awareness.
Being aware is the only way to be safe.