Give people a chance, that's all they ask. Hiring is in the end as much about empathy as it about skill.
Heartbreaking & illuminating conversation with a kid who applied for this position And this isn't the first time I've talked about all this.
The kid's 24. He has no formal Comp Sci. degree and is entirely self-taught and used to trundle 5km each way to Shimoga to learn code.
He then rattled off an incident where he was humiliated in front of panel because his English was “rural”.
...just that no one has gone to this length to interview me before. Everyone else cuts call after hearing my English.”