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Conscientiousness is high on most firms’ list of traits they want in

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Conscientiousness is high on most firms’ list of traits they want in employees. Yet a recent study found that laid-off conscientious individuals are less likely to find jobs within five months than are their peers who shirked their workplace responsibilities.

Each of the following, if true, helps to resolve the apparent paradox above EXCEPT:

(A) People who shirk their workplace responsibilities are less likely to keep the jobs they have, so there are more of them looking for jobs.
(B) Conscientious people tend to have a greater than average concern with finding the job most suited to their interests and abilities.
(C) Resentment about having been laid off in spite of their conscientiousness leads some people to perform poorly in interviews.
(D) People who are inclined to shirk their workplace responsibilities are more likely to exaggerate their credentials, leading prospective employers to believe them to be highly qualified.
(E) Finding a job is less urgent for the conscientious because they tend to have larger savings.

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A by POE. The other 4 resolve the paradox?
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(A) People who shirk their workplace responsibilities are less likely to keep the jobs they have, so there are more of them looking for jobs. IMHO wud be the correct answer as it directly opposes the conclusion for which we have to find the resolution


(B) Conscientious people tend to have a greater than average concern with finding the job most suited to their interests and abilities. WRONG: resolving the paradox by giving interests and abilities as the reason why Cons. people take more time to find the job

(C) Resentment about having been laid off in spite of their conscientiousness leads some people to perform poorly in interviews. WRONG: resolving the paradox

(D) People who are inclined to shirk their workplace responsibilities are more likely to exaggerate their credentials, leading prospective employers to believe them to be highly qualified. WRONG: resolving the paradox by giving exaggeration of cred.as the reason why Shirk people get the job easily

(E) Finding a job is less urgent for the conscientious because they tend to have larger savings. WRONG: resolving the paradox
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IMO A

as all other option provide a valid reason for the discrepancy.

A: it states that there are more shriek employees and hence there are more of them looking for job, but it does not provide the reason of why They are able to get jobs...Because large size automatically itself does not gurantee the job
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