Job searching has gotten more difficult in recent years.
Not only is there a lot of competition, but there are also some wacky recruiters out there that demand five years of experience for an entry-level position.

Job hunting is difficult enough, and some of these unreasonable expectations might make you lose hope and confidence.
People can talk about their troubles during the recruiting process on the Reddit topic r/recruitinghell.
We’ve compiled a selection of strange stories from folks who have been disappointed by recruiters’ high expectations.
To read them, scroll down.

#1 A Story Of Two Parts, Recruiter Edition

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#2 Funny How The Language Changes Between People And Businesses

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#3 I Ran Into One Today

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#4 As An Autistic Person, I Despise Everything About This!

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#5 Recruiter Asked Me To Send In A Report Of My Total Earnings In 2020/2021 As Part Of The Negotiation Process

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#6 Why Even Ask?

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#7 Hitting Close To Home, Is It?

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#8 “Workforce Development And Salary Consultant” Screwing Her Clients

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#9 Interviewing For My First Recruiting Job – Why Did I Start This Life??

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#10 Was I Being Impolite?had This Exchange On Linkedin

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#11 That’s It

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#12 This Should Be Mandatory Training For All Interviewers

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#13 Can I Get A Second To The Motion?

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#14 4+ Years Of Experience In A 2 Year Old Technology

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#15 Hey Recruiters, Answer Me This!

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#16 Got An Email From A Recruiter Today. I Was Interested Until They Disclosed The Pay. It’s Seriously Insultingly Low For The Role And Requirements. So I Told Them Just That Over Email

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#17 We Don’t Count Internships As Experience Here, So Let’s Just Forget All Of That

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#18 That Backfired Spectacularly

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#19 For The Memes, Because We’ve All Been There

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