Chinese college graduates entering the job market are being judged on everything from their horoscope to the length and size of their nose, Want China Times reports.
Some employers are eschewing the traditional practice of judging prospective employees based on their star sign and are instead focusing on work experience and educational qualifications. Just kidding! Facial features and blood type are much more important:
According to the report, executives are checking to see whether the looks of their new employees are “in conflict” with their own. Birth times come into play when using traditional Chinese calculations for predicting the future and performing certain activities on days that will ensure higher rates of success. An employee’s birth date, for example, could be at odds with a company’s profit outlook.
Preferences for certain blood types, another determinant in the Chinese profile of a person’s character, lean towards type A. Those with A-type blood can be compared to the Western ‘A-type’ personality: serious and careful workers. Those with O blood type or AB blood type are often turned down, due to their respective quick tempers and selfishness.
Some businesses are also reportedly avoiding hiring people whose name contains the character 赔 (péi),
because it can mean ‘to lose money’ because they’re idiots.