So strong is this view with some people that I witnessed hiring discrimination based upon a candidate’s blood type. The HR interviewer actually followed up a first interview by inquiring the blood type, feeling it a worthwhile marker of the candidate’s work ethic. In a separate incident, a candidate was rejected based upon an on-the-spot kanji penmanship test (the candidate was a Japan native, and the job did not require calligraphy skills).
Interview processes are of course intended to find the best-qualified person and, in so doing, to eliminate poorly-qualified people. Personality tests designed by Garuda, Keirsey and others attempt to accurately qualify one’s temperament and behavioral traits, and are a common modern method to gauge job applicants.
With regards to blood typing, have you ever felt you were looked down upon, or discriminated against, because of your blood type in a job or job interview situation? Please share your story below.