I admit that the job advert was very off the wall. It was not the kind of advert that most graduates would have responded to . . .and that was exactly its intention.
- I didn’t ask for a CV.
- I didn’t conduct a face to face interview.
- I didn’t conduct a telephone interview.
- No one filled in an application form.
- I didn’t ask for work experience.
- I didn’t ask for ages or sex or nationality or where they lived.
- I didn’t ask for practically anything, except . . . .
All I asked for was an application written by a Psychology Rockstar and for them to complete the personality questionnaire. I asked that they were psychology graduates. I asked that the applicants delighted me and amused me and entertained me with their application, two or three paragraphs, that’s all.
In most cases the first and only time I spoke with any of the applicants was to tell them they had the job.
And the standard of applicant was exceptional. It left me with a difficult choice but I am delighted to say that Andy and Claire have now joined the PeopleMaps team. They have been “playing” with us for a week or more now, so they know what they are getting into. They impressed the hell out of me from the first minute and continue to do so.
Really looking forward to working with them and I extend a warm welcome on behalf of the existing PeopleMaps team to Andy and Claire. Welcome to the strange wee world that is PeopleMaps.