Imagine a professor who in this case is a panelist but otherwise is a colleague saying that about your skills. Would they ever take you seriously?
I was paying to pursue a research degree for which the institute isn't going to give me a rupee, and yet this was what they did
You could have a 30 min interview or a 2 min one. It was random, and almost uniformly humiliating.
Clearing it was lauded as some big life achievement
Though I am usually the stern faced one in the interview panel, all interviews are paused if someone breaks down
The only thing a stress interview reveals is how your bosses are likely to talk to you IRL
All that a stress interview communicates from an employee's point of view is that THIS is what to expect daily
It's much less damaging to hear 'We appreciate your interest in our org but we cannot proceed with your application' on mail than being shredded IRL
Acknowledge the power you wield in such a situation and use it to build people up!
Thank you for listening to my TED Talk!