Re: credit check for interviews

Subject: Re: credit check for interviews
From: Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 12:25:08 -0800 (PST)

Once again, I think a lot of you are seeing this issue in a vacuum. Just
because a company does one thing in an interview, does not mean that is the
SOLE method they use to evaluate a potential employee.

For example, I make all applicants take a technical test when they come in for
an interview. The test is to gauge the relative skill level of a candidate with
the technologies that are used at my firm. That test has never been used as the
sole method of evaluating a candidate. Although it has helped me understand a
person better. One of the best writers I ever hired got almost every question
wrong. But his effort to understand those questions said more about him than
the answers.

Its easy to see these single issues like this as monumental problems when taken
individually. Clearly a firm that was only hiring people with perfect credit,
wouldn't have very many viable candidates.

Andrew Plato

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