Be Careful of Karma On Your Way to An Interview

Mashable posted this really amazing story of karma at work on the way to a job interview. Here’s the story:

Here’s a tip: If you’re heading to a job interview, try not to barge into people and tell them to go f*** themselves on the way there – because they might end up being your interviewer.

That exact scenario happened to one hapless candidate in London this week.

The man was travelling on the London Underground Monday when a fellow passenger blocked his way. He responded in the traditional London manner, with a push, a shove and some of the expletive-laden compliments so familiar with dwellers in the capital.

Perhaps he was stressed; he had an interview lined up for the role of Python Developer at Forward Partners for later that day.

What he didn’t realise was that his victim was Matt Buckland, Head of Talent and Recruiting at Forward Partners, who had one task for the afternoon: fill the role of Python Developer.

The hiring manager posted a tweet about the situation which has now been retweeted 22,205 times along with 20,857 favorites:

In response to the tweet, Mashable points out that Buckland has been innundated with similar stories. It’s always good to remember that we live in a small interconnected world. Be careful not to burn the bridges you might need to cross later.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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