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Choosing an executive for important positions in top [#permalink]
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Choosing an executive for important positions in top companies can be a chancey business. Many decisions are arbitrary and dependent on personal preferences and prejudices. Appearance, color of clothes, beards, height, can all aid or hinder a candidate's chances for success.
Additional methods for helping a "head-hunter" to choose the correct candidate can be psychometric testing and handwriting analysis. Although these tests cannot be taken in isolation, they may help to highlight weaknesses and strengths in a dandidate's aptitudes. The tests include verbal and numerical critical reasoning tests, detailed personality questionnaires, and often, additional tests to see how candidates organize their time and utilize their resources.
By also using a personal interview, the company can then find the most suitable person for a job.
Which of the following statements can be derived from the above?
A) Psychometric tests alone should be used to choose candidates.
B) Employers choose their executives according to their appearance.
C) Psychometric tests are essential in choosing suitable candidates for jobs
D) Psychometric test show up the weaknesses of candidates
E) Successful candidacy for a top job is dependent only on luck.