Published: September 24, 2020 | Updated: September 26, 2020
The qualities I look for in a new employee? Not going to quit when the going gets tough
Each week we shine the spotlight on a member of Dorset’s business community and ask him, or her, for answers to our part fun/part serious questionnaire. This time…
He gets angry at noisy eaters, chooses legendary steeplejack Fred Dibnah as his childhood hero, would like to share a car with Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos and wants to be remembered for fighting for tenants’ rights and affordable housing.
Tom Oswald, CEO & Founder of Clickasnap.com, takes the 20 Questions’ hotseat.
Question: What is your favourite TV show?
Q: Who would you like to share a car with?
A: Jeff Bezos.
Q: The best bit of my job is…?
A: Problem solving in every field of expertise imaginable.
Q: And the worst…?
A: Dealing with fraud.
Q: Who was your childhood hero?
A: Fred Dibnah.
Q: What’s your favourite smell?
Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?
A: Lyme Regis.
Q: What advice would you give to anyone starting out on a career?
A: Don’t let other people’s bad attitudes to you force you to quit. Keep persevering.
Q: What was your first record/CD?
A: Jean Michelle Jarre: ‘Oxygene’
Q: What gets you angry?
A: Noisy eaters.
Q: What is your dream car?
A: Lamborghini Murcielago.
Q: What are the qualities you look for in a new employee?
A: Not going to quit when the going gets tough.
Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?
Q: Steamed sponge pudding and custard or a plate of melon?
Q: Name the best thing about living/working in Dorset?
Q: If you were Prime Minister for the day what would be the first thing you do?
A: Ban leveraged Buy To Let.
Q: What’s your biggest frustration?
A: Mis-allocation of debt
Q: Where’s your favourite holiday location?
Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
A: Head of a multi-billion dollar business.
Q: What would you like to be remembered for?
A: Fighting for tenants’ rights and affordable housing.