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Man immediately rejected in job interview after failing test at reception

Man immediately rejected in job interview after failing test at reception

Imagine failing your job interview before you even get in the room...

When you go to a job interview, you have to be on your best behaviour from the moment you walk through the doors until the second you leave.

But one guy missed the memo after he failed his interview before he even got in the room. Ouch.

The candidate was actually rejected after he messed up a test at reception.

You can have all the qualifications, skill, charisma, and research under your belt, but if you don't make a good first impression, you could be out the door just as quickly as you walked in.

The tale was shared on the Reddit 'Life Pro Tips' forum, and it reads as follows: "Today, a candidate blew his interview in the first 5 minutes after he entered the building."

An employee explained how it all went down.

The man didn't get the job.
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They said: "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 realise 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.

"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."

The poster warned 'be nice to everyone'.
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People were quick to discuss what had happened in the comments, with one writing: "I'll add as someone who's been on every step of the hiring ladder, even if the receptionist wasn't the hiring manager, that receptionist will still get her two cents in at the water cooler while decisions are being made.

"In a few fields I've worked in, it wasn't just the people in the conference room that were consulted before making an offer.

"Be on point at all times, every employee is a potential team mate and they're all assessing you."

While another recalled their own experience, revealing how they ended up chatting to the CEO at a job interview, without even realising it was them.

"A few jobs ago, I caught the elevator on my way to the interview. The chatty guy in with me... company CEO," they said.

"I got the job, luckily I am all high energy and friendly when nervous, so he liked me even before I saw him a few hours later. Be nice to everyone."

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