Think your references and qualifications are more than enough to help you land a job? Well, you’re certainly mistaken, for your ears too may play a key role in the process– at least as far as a Chinese firm is concerned.
A Wuhan-based building materials firm in China has said that it makes it a point to ensure that aspirants’ appearances won''t have a negative effect on customers.
One applicant, Li, of Wuhan, who was interviewed for a job as a secretary, said she was amazed at the request.
"We had a nice talk, but at the end of the interview the job interviewer suddenly asked me to show him my ears,"
The Courier Mail
quoted her as telling the Chutian Daily.
But, in desperation to get the job, she reluctantly went along with the request.
Lin, one of the company''s interviewers, said facial expression, including the ears, played a big part in how workers were perceived by customers.
"Besides their capabilities and diplomas, we pay special attention to their faces since a good face can leave our clients with a good impression of the company," he said.