Opinion | The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews

April 16, 2017

The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews
https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/04/08/opinion/sunday/the-utter-uselessness-of-job-interviews.html Random answers work better for interviewees than correct ones HT @shantaolee

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“It gets worse. Unbeknown to our subjects, we had instructed some of the interviewees to respond randomly to their questions. Though many of our interviewers were allowed to ask any questions they wanted, some were told to ask only yes/no or this/that questions. In half of these interviews, the interviewees were instructed to answer honestly. But in the other half, the interviewees were instructed to answer randomly. Specifically, they were told to note the first letter of each of the last two words of any question, and to see which category, A-M or N-Z, each letter fell into. If both letters were in the same category, the interviewee answered “yes” or took the “this” option; if the letters were in different categories, the interviewee answered “no” or took the “that” option.”
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