Summer is well and truly here. The weather is fine, and the days are long. But, if you’re still in the office, gazing longingly at holiday snaps on Facebook and Instagram, we’ve got the perfect blog for you. With some help from Dr Alan Hirsch who used psychological tests to find out what your favourite flavour of ice cream says about you, we’ve written up a blog exploring what your favourite ice cream flavour says about you as a recruiter…
Vanilla Fans Are Impulsive
Who says vanilla fans are dull! If you love vanilla ice cream, it’s likely you’re idealistic, impulsive, and easily persuaded. You’re likely to find your niche in contract recruitment as you will have a higher likelihood of risk-taking and be more successful in close partnership relationships.
Chocolate Fans Are Charming
You can’t argue with chocolate. It’s a firm flavour favourite. Hirsch’s research shows that people with a penchant for chocolate ice cream are likely to be dramatic, charming, and seductive. All the great traits of a top perm recruiter who can find opportunities and charm hiring managers with ease.
Coffee Fans Are Perfectionists
Behind all good accounts are amazing account managers and if you like coffee ice cream then this could be your calling. Hirsch found you’re likely to be attentive to detail and something of a perfectionist. If you’re a recruiter who loves coffee ice cream you’ll leave no stone unturned delivering your best at every point for your client accounts.
Strawberry Fans Are Introverts
A classic ice cream flavour, strawberry even rivals chocolate as one of the top ice cream flavours. In Hirsch’s study, he found that people who love a strawberry ice cream cone are likely to be tolerant, devoted, and introverted. He also found strawberry fans to be logical and thoughtful giving you all the key attributes of an excellent resourcer.
Rocky Road Fans Are Aggressive
Each agency needs a top biller to drive the business forward and demonstrate what can be achieved. If rocky road is your ice cream flavour of choice you’re likely to be engaging, a good listener, but also aggressive, too. On top of that, Hirsch discovered that rocky road lovers are successful and goal-orientated. Traits that only the very best recruiters have.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fans Are Ambitious
Lastly but not least is chocolate chip cookie dough. If this is your favourite ice cream flavour, then we’ve got good news for you. You could go all the way. You’re likely to be competitive, innovative, and ambitious – you’re the ideas behind the business, the creative brains behind your clients’ recruitment strategies, and you’re likely to be leading the show. You deserve a double scoop!
So, the next time the ice cream van rocks up, watch out for what flavours your colleagues buy and see if it matches their key attributes. Better still, add the question to your list of random candidate interview questions and see what their answers say about them.
About the Author: Wendy McDougall is the CEO of Firefish Software. With just under 20 years experience in the recruitment industry, Wendy is on a mission to inspire the next generation of recruiters and help challenge the traditional recruitment agency model of doing things. In her spare time, you’ll find her enjoying some down time with the family, playing squash and feeding her inner geek with all the latest technology!