You’re always a little nervous before a job interview, especially if the position you’re applying for is something you’re passionate about. To increase your chances of being hired, you need to be confident, positive, and, most importantly, persuasive, all in a matter of minutes: not an easy task, but one that can be managed with a little practice. Young Kallayah Jones managed to get a job at a company and became famous online thanks to her «dance of joy» performed immediately after a successful interview.
On Sept. 29, Jones met manager Dakara Spence to interview for a server opening at The Spot — a restaurant in Decatur, Georgia. At that point, Jones had been homeless for two years and was struggling to find work during the coronavirus pandemic, according to WGCL.
«She had a great energy to her, I felt it when she walked in,» Spence told the news station. «She seemed very positive.»
The interview went well, and when Jones left the restaurant a short time later, she celebrated by dancing in the parking lot. Little did she know, though, that Spence would see her celebration through the restaurant’s security camera.
«I was excited,» Jones said of the moment while laughing. «When I got outside, I didn’t know the cameras caught me.»
With the spontaneous celebration, Spence knew she had found a perfect fit for the team in Jones.
«I called her phone and said, ‘I’m going to hire you, and I have seen you happy dance so you can continue dancing,’ » she recalled telling Jones.
«She was just screaming through the phone, it was a beautiful moment for me,» she added.