You’ve nailed the job interview, and now you’re standing in the supply closet you were certain was the same door you came in through. Here are the next seven steps you need to take to lock up that job!
1. Stay in the closet
You walked confidently out of the room, so you can’t just feebly tiptoe your way back past your interviewer. Just sit tight for now!
2. Send a follow-up email
Since you have plenty of time, make sure to fashion the perfect “thank you” email to your interviewer, including phrases like, “I look forward to hearing from you,” and “I definitely exited the building correctly.”
3. Show some initiative
Is the supply closet a little messy? Tidy up a bit, and alphabetize any records that are in there to show the company that you have the right stuff.
4. Don’t be overanxious
Sure, you’d like to call your interviewer every hour asking if they have decided to hire you, or if the cooling vent in the supply closet leads out to an auxiliary system that feeds out to street level. Let them make their decision on their own timetable.
5. Check to see if there are other applicants in there who made the same mistake you did
If it happened to you, it could happen to others. You may feel adversarial toward another applicant at first, but at the end of the day, you are both stuck in that closet. Be sure to share closet resources, and the day will go by much quicker.
6. Call in a favor
Do you have a friend who works at the company you just interviewed at? Text them and ask if they wouldn’t mind urinating on the Bible in the middle of your prospective employer’s office to divert attention from the supply closet.
7. Be YOU
Leaving an interview and entering a closet by accident is no longer the death sentence it once was. Enjoy your time in there! Hum silently or think about when people’s birthdays are!