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>I might add that both are a good measure of "g", something every company would
>LOVE to know about prospective employees but are not allowed to ask or test
In addition, the person who responded made no mention of the minimum
requirement. If they're really only "rounding out" their knowledge of
applicants, they wouldn't have such a stringent minimum requirement. Also,
the representative made note that nearly all applicants have GRE scores.
I don't sense that this is a reasonable claim since the majority of college
graduates have no intention of pursuing a graduate education, and even if they
do, they often have other testing requirements (MCAT, MAT, and sundry other
catchy acronyms). So, overall, the explanation simply doesn't ring true.
I suspect that someone handling the hiring for this position was simply
grasping at straws to ensure that he or she hired a qualified technical
writer. Unfortunately, the requirements probably exclude most otherwise
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