Andy Headworth's Blog – March 2008 Archive (5)

Are you a Mad Scientist, a Schmoozer or a Big Cheese?

Do you hunt, implement or influence? Your personality type can define your character, what you will achieve and how you perform in the business world. Matthew Baysfield from Tree has defined nine different personality types - can you identify which of these apply to you?

1. The High-flyer. You're at your best on the move, juggling several tasks and deftly changing plans when you need to. Freedom and flexibility suit you more than… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on March 18, 2008 at 6:33am — No Comments

Google's Barbie Doll recruitment approach.

I read an article today by Matt Asay, which makes me wonder if Google are turning to blatant sexual stereotyping to aid their recruiting? Surely not I hear you cry, Google exploiting certain market sectors to get what they want?

Matt mentions that one of his friends was in San Jose for a corporate event. While waiting at the Marriott, he ran into a "swarm of beautiful young girls" that were "uniform in their good… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on March 14, 2008 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

The 10 interests/hobbies you just DON'T want to put on your CV!!

As it is a Friday and it is always good to have a laugh on Fridays I thought I would share some mad, wacky and strange ' interest's, that I have come across on CV's this week. These are all definitely classified as "don't put these interests on your CV" :

1. Chinese Folk Dancing

2. Dog Surfing (???)

3. Painting toy soldiers from the Crimea War

4. Abnormal psychology of sharks

5. Ladybirds (??)

6. Medieval Re-enactment Society

7. Vampires

8.… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on March 14, 2008 at 5:08am — No Comments

The Chicken or the Egg - the recruiters dilemma!

In a business world where communication is key, via websites, blogs, newletters, RSS feeds etc, recruiters are now more accountable than ever - not just to the companies that they provide a service for but also for candidates that they are interacting with every day. I therefore have a a nice question for all you recruiters out there that will get you thinking........ "Do you know who your clients are?"

In a sweepingly broad statement, recruitment organisations sit in two… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on March 13, 2008 at 6:22am — 4 Comments

This could only happen in Japan!!

Something I came across today and posted on my own blog that I thought you would all find amusing.

A Japanese marketing firm - Hime and Co has started offering 'heartbreak leave' to its employees, allowing them to take paid time off to get over a distressing break-up with a partner!! If you are in your twenties, and you 'can only' take two… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on March 6, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments


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