HR Strange But True!
August 19, 2005

Some people complain about having to jump through hoops to get a job. But in Japan, one company is requiring applicants to climb a mountain--an actual mountain.

The company, a top Internet apparel retailer, intends to interview 50 hopefuls at the summit of 12,388-foot Mount Fuji, according to the Reuters news service. They will climb the mountain with company executives on August 24, aiming to reach the summit for a dawn interview the next day. They're competing for 4 openings.

"We are aiming to be the No.1 Internet retailer, so the No.1 mountain in Japan is very suitable," said Yoshifumi Tsunada, head of public relations for Image Co, the parent company of ImageNet Co., which will do the hiring. "A lot of people have said we are strange, though."

Source: Reuters, via Yahoo!

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