I am an HR professional. Not a badge many wear with pride, but I do. I know what my function does at its best, and I’m good at it.
I’m doing some contracting work right now because of life circumstances. Sharon and I move to Oz next year, to a…remote location. I am therefore in the process of looking for work with companies that support remote working*
I applied for a role recently where they had one of those cutesie online application forms. One of their questions was “What makes you unique?”
Now, I’m not good with questions like that. I am reasonably smart, and in the right situation, nimble on my intellectual feet and quick witted. In these situations, I flounder.
So, knowing I had nothing to lose, and because my interview chances were slim anyway, I nonchalantly just entered “apart from my mitochondrial DNA?”
Reader, I have an interview. And part of me (only a small part) wonders if I want to work with a firm who likes my degree of snark without having met me!
What’s your funniest recruitment story?
*If anyone knows anyone who would hire a shit hot HR Business Partner with USA, EMEA and APAC experience and would support remote working, let me know!