New interview question: how do you take your eggs?

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Some green eggs and ham for you, ma’am? In a complete about-turn from typical personality profiles, researchers have found that a person’s favourite way of eating eggs can predict their personality type and job.

Using math and data mining, scientists have uncovered a statistical relationship between a person’s character, lifestyle and social class and how they like their eggs – boiled, fried, scrambled or as an omelette.

As such, having a breakfast meeting with potential recruits has never been more important.

The study found that boiled egg-eaters have a tendency to be careless and impulsive, while fried egg-eaters are most likely to be younger and male and most frequently found among the skilled working class.

In addition, scrambled egg-eaters are more likely to be in managerial or senior-level jobs, while omelette-eaters are like to be tidy.

The study was commissioned by the British Egg Industry Council and carried out by Mindlab International.

For recruiters, it may be a good idea to take the egg test with a pinch of salt as you certainly do not want any discrimination lawsuits – it is sure to leave a stink.

  • Lana on 2012-10-12 4:42:33 PM

    I’m deadly allergic to eggs. Does that make me unemployable? :o)

  • Santosh Kaur on 2012-11-01 4:13:13 AM

    Yaa.. I agree. But if the person is Vegeterian and doesn't eats eggs then is there any other option?

  • Benita Lee on 2012-11-01 12:58:21 PM

    I like poached eggs... can I be president of the company?

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