Certification

Subject: Certification
From: George Allaman <gallama -at- LOOKOUT -dot- ECTE -dot- USWC -dot- USWEST -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 12:04:47 -0700

On Mon, 8 Jan 1996, Geoff Hart wrote:

> John Bell asked "how long is too long" in the context of
> pre-employment tests or interviews.

<SNIP>

> As an employer, I would love to grill a candidate for hours
> to determine every minute detail of their strengths and
> weaknesses, but that's not likely to be a good use of my
> time or the candidate's... particularly with multiple
> candidates.

> So what's a fair balance? As an employer or a prospective
> employee, I'd lean towards two hours, perhaps divided
> equally into interview and test. That's manageable for the
> employer, and the sort of time loss you can make up over a
> week or two of overtime if you're an employee.

Now wouldn't a certification test that you only have to take ONCE be
nice here? Wouldn't it save you (the writer) a lot of travel time and
expense, and you (the employer) a lot of time and headaches?

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