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Archive for November 24th, 2008

The Dangers of Testing as Part of an Interview

It has always struck me as an odd practice to give a written test to an interviewee during the hiring process.  I’ve been on both sides of the hiring process.  I’ve had to take a few of these tests.  My general perception is that all a test shows is that the person taking it knows how to take a test.

I’m going to approach this topic from the hiring manager’s perspective since that is the only perspective that really matters.  I could go on about how it is unfair to me as a potential employee, but that wouldn’t convince those who need to be convinced.  So here are some points to consider when considering testing as part of the process:

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