Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Would you like a job or a date?

I spent a few hours this morning going through resumes for potential candidates on my new team in Krakow.

In Poland, almost everyone includes a picture on their resume. And, if you like what you see, you can tell how old they are, because they also include their birth date, and their marital status! My friend V, who works for the human rights commission would be shocked.

I asked my Polish colleagues about this, and they said they find the pictures helpful, because it helps them identify with the resumes. I believe the age and marital status are compulsory, as is their level of driver's license.

I don't know why I'd want to know if they could drive - I just want them to be able to write . . .

1 comment:

juan manuel said...

Well, I'm not surprised. In Mexico they ask for all this, plus a bunch of medical tests. Can you believe no one there will hire you if you're pregnant or over 35!