Job interviews are never easy for anyone due to nerves, but there’s one thing you should always do when trying to impress potential employers.
As well as dressing the part and being honest about your experience, you should always be polite and expect the unexpected.
Unfortunately, one man learned the hard way when he attended a recent interview and ended up making an epic mistake.
A Chief Financial Officer posted a warning to people applying for jobs after the man interviewing for a job at their business made a blunder in the first five minutes.
On the ‘Life Pro Tips’ forum on Reddit, she warned readers to ensure they treat everyone with respect.
According to the Mirror, she wrote: “Today, a candidate blew his interview in the first 5 minutes after he entered the building.
“He was dismissive to the receptionist. She greeted him and he barely made eye contact.
“She tried to engage him in conversation. Again, no eye contact, no interest in speaking with her.”
“What the candidate did not realize was that the ‘receptionist’ was actually the hiring manager.
“She called him back to the conference room and explained how every single person on our team is valuable and worthy of respect.”
She added: “Due to his interaction with the ‘receptionist’, the hiring manager did not feel he was a good fit. Thank you for your time but the interview is over.
“Be nice to everyone in the building.”
Reddit users were quick to comment on the post, and agreed that it was pretty obvious that candidates should be polite to everyone during the process.
One person wrote: “BINGO! After a candidate leaves one of the first things those involved in the interview will do is speak to the receptionist and ask them how the interviewee treated them.
“The person could be the best person for the position but if they treated the receptionist like c***…..THEY ARE DONE!
“If they treated the receptionist like s*** when on their best behaviour imagine how awful they will treat them once they get the job. Same goes for any cleaning staff. They are consulted, too.”
Another person revealed: “I got hired once, because I held the door for the janitor coming in with his cart.
“The receptionist said, ‘that’s so nice of you’. I said it was just decency, but apparently she was in the hiring manager’s ear later that day.
“The choice was between me, and someone more knowledgeable, but he was a p**** so they went with me.”
However, some people were quick to point out that the man may suffer with Autism or anxiety.
The woman who wrote the post responded: “He does not have ASD. That was absolutely not the situation.
“Later in the day, got confirmation from another source in the industry that the guy is kind of jerk, especially to women.
“We have a staff member with ASD who does great work.
“Not client facing, but the work he does is incredibly important to the success of our business,” she added.