A teenager who visited Target just with the intention of purchasing a clip-on tie for a job interview left with a cavalcade of advice regarding his pursuit for employment.
The incident took place on Wednesday in North Carolina, and once the touching moment had started to pepper across the internet, it soon went viral.
Things wouldn’t have transpired in such a fashion if it weren’t for a photograph taken by Audrey Mark.
Audrey has since explained that the teenager walked into the Target looking for a clip-on tie that he planned on wearing for his job interview at Chick-fil-A. The teenager asked for assistance from Cathy Scott, a Target employee, who then asked her co-worker, Dennis Roberts, to help him tie a real tie.
However, Roberts then took it upon himself to give the teen some advice, which Audrey Marks overheard and decided to share with the world.
Marks took to her Facebook page where she wrote the following passage and pasted it to Target’s wall.
“In Target at Triangle Town Center. A kid came in looking for a clip-on tie for a job interview this afternoon.
The store only had regular ties, so this awesome Target team member took the time to help the nervous teen put on his new tie, tuck in his shirt and then showed him how to give a proper handshake and tackle a few tough interview questions!
As the kid exited the store, a bunch of supportive team members cheered him on! This is true customer service – Right on the mark. Target!! Fingers crossed for this kid’s interview.”
CNN have since investigated how well the teen’s interview actually went. A member of the Target team actually went to the nearby Chick-fil-A, where the teen was interviewed, to ask. And it turns out that the well-informed teenager has at least passed the first stage of the interview process, as he has been called back for a second one.
David Langston, who is the operator of the local Chick-fil-A, explained on Wednesday that the 15-year-old boy “definitely left a memorable impression.”
Langston explained, “We have a three-part interview process, and we are inviting him back to have his second interview. He’s a really nice kid. We hope to talk to him today (Friday), but we have to wait until he gets out of school and check his availability to set up the second interview.”
[Image via Facebook]