On the wall: “The 2nd Chengdu CEO high-end talent head hunt”
In the evening of November 27, 40 beautiful young girls walked the runway at a hotel in Chengdu. They were not models nor in a beauty pageant, but applying for jobs. The people hiring were the big bosses of 80 companies. Was this job recruitment or dating service? The public questioned.
40 beautiful young girls showed up on stage wearing professional attires. The audiences were the big bosses, holding already filtered resumes. “Being employed by other is to cooperate with other, being independent, carve out a career!” The girls started to talk about their career vision one by one after walking the runway.
According to the event organizer, 40 candidates had various education backgrounds including business management, film and television performances as well as psychology. Three of them had master’s degree and most of them had undergraduate degree. The hiring managers were CEO, CFO and the head of the corporations in the west region. On this head hunting event, two of the candidates successfully signed contracts with companies, and 15 were screened to go to further interviews.
“Are the CEOs looking for dates or hiring?” “Are the bosses looking for lovers?” … As for the how the recruitment was conducted some people felt it was not reasonable, and questioned these CEOs’ intentions.
“I did come to look for a date!” when questioned by the public, CEO of a hotel, Li Jian said that he is in the service business and needs management talent that can show customers warmth and friendliness. Therefore he is “looking for a date”. (In Chinese 亲 [dating] also means warm and friendly). He said he was looking for talent, person that endowed with both beauty and talent, not just looks.
One hiring manager reading a resume.
One other hiring manager taking a picture of the girls with his iPhone.