A 23 year old CEO of a company, by name Mark, decided to recruit one editor into his advertising company due to an available vacancy. From experience, he knew that people tend to pretend whenever they come for interviews.
They brought perfect resume and Curriculum Vitae (CV) and talked perfectly, making virtually no mistake.
Mark wanted to focus on some
thing else,not solely the Job seekers' academic credentials and their flaw
lessly written Resume and CVs.
He put up a notice announcing a job vacancy for a firm editor. He devised
a plan to make himself the gateman of the advertising firm and asked his gateman rather to dress like the boss.
He wore some faded clothes and sat in front of the gate. After a few hours,
the job seekers began coming.
I st Job Seeker : Excuse me boy, is this where the interview is taking place?
Mark: Yes Sir.
Ist Job Seeker : Boy,try and get a decent job. You look too nice to be a common gateman. I think you are just too lazy to try another job.
(Mark just looked at him and said he will try)
A few minutes later , a lady came.
2nd Job Seeker :Hey, Over there. Gateman or whoever you think you are. Open the gate for me. I am here for the interview.
(Mark just looked at her and opened the gate)
The lady looked at him with disdain and laughed, You looked like a college student, shouldn't you be in school by this time?
This was followed by the 3rd,4th up to the 8th person all exhibiting similar behaviours.One other thing these eight people did was refusing to give their particulars to the 'gate man' when he asked them to do so,though
he explicitly explained to them his boss asked him to collect them.
After thirty minutes, another Job Seeker turned up.He approached Mark
9th Job Seeker :Hello, Sir, Please, is this where the interview is taking place?
Mark:Yes sir, Please have a seat.
9th Job Seeker:Thank you sir.You are doing great. I am sure You will rise to the top one day
Mark: (looking at the 9th person) "
I hope so. Please ,may I see your documents?"
9th Job Seeker:Yes. I just put down what I honestly think is needed and avoid the fairy tales.
(He showed the particulars to mark and even seeked his opinion on the document)
Mark: I am surprise you are asking a common gate man what he think about your document.
9th Job Seeker: Well. It is sad you have that low opinion of yourself. I don't see you as "Common." Everyone is
unique in his own way ,so value your uniqueness and believe in your poten
tials. Today you are a gate man but tomorrow you can even become the CEO of a big Company or a famous Person somewhere . Remember,the only thing constant in life is CHANGE.
Mark felt impressed and highly moved by the man's words.He turned to leave.
The man,feeling he had upset him said,I hope I have not said anything to hurt you.
Mark left without a word. He now dressed in his official suit and came back. He congratulated the 9th person and told him he had been given the job and would start work the next day.
The rest of the job seekers were
shocked and confused. The lady that came second asked,"what is the mean
ing of this?"
Mark turned to the lady and the rest of them and said, "your interview started the moment you entered this premise.
Unfortuntely, you failed from the onset.You met me and because you saw me as a common gateman, you showed me no respect. That's not the quality we need to run this company.
A good employee has respect for everyone he or she is working with regardless of their status.
I am Sorry you have to look for your job some where else where this behaviour can be tolerated. Now,all of you,You need to go."
The rest of the job seekers left in shame and shock while Reyson, was given the job as an editor of the firm. He knelt down at the foot of Mark thanking him sincerely from his heart for the opportunity given to him.