A job interview is always a special moment, especially if you are a student. And if the company is Microsoft, an over-excitement can be expected. A UK student studying management and marketing, however, took her enthusiasm to another level by showing up for her Microsoft job interview a full one month in advance.
Laura MacLean, 21, is scheduled to appear for her Skype interview on 18 February, but she sat up all prepared for it on 18 January. As she did not receive the expected call from Microsoft at the designated time, she emailed the student recruitment team and got a response.
Laura has posted screenshots of the email exchange on Twitter, which has since gone viral, and it turns out she did not really mistake her interview date for 18 January. She actually thought she was past January and it was 18 February already.
The Scottish student posted in her tweet: “All dressed up ready n freaking out for my big skype interview with Microsoft and this happens. possibly the biggest noob on this planet hahahahaha if you don’t laugh you’ll cry.”
all dressed up ready n freaking out for my big skype interview with Microsoft and this happens. possibly the biggest noob on this planet hahahahaha if you don’t laugh you’ll cry pic.twitter.com/OKn2n8i39z
— laura maclean (@lauramacleann) January 18, 2019
Her excitement can be gauged from the fact that her birthday is on 14 February, as per her Twitter page. Pulling her leg, a friend sent her a message apologising for having missed her birthday “4 days ago”.
“When the team emailed back reminding me it was in fact January and February was the next month, I quite frankly wanted to disappear into thin air,” Laura told Buzzfeed News.
Going viral, her tweet had seen 34,965 retweets 186,690 likes at the time of writing.
Responses to her tweet have been hilarious, with some sharing their own embarrassing moments, some sympathising with her, and some praising her for the seriousness with which she seems to be taking her Microsoft job interview.
In fact, Microsoft too could not resist responding to the viral tweet.
“Can’t wait to laugh about this on the 18th. Of February,” the tech giant posted in a reply to Laura’s tweet.
Can’t wait to laugh about this on the 18th. Of February. 😉
— Microsoft Life (@MicrosoftJobs) January 24, 2019
“I really hope that Microsoft sees the humorous side to the ordeal and that I have an intense dedication to punctuality – albeit a little too good,” Laura told STV News.
Here’s wishing Laura she clears her Microsoft job interview when it actually takes place on 18 February.