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In an effort to go beyond resumes as tools in its search for executives, one leading company has resorted to interviewing the top candidates for a position all together in a single group. This technique is supposed to afford a direct comparison of the candidates with respect to some personal qualities that cannot be gleaned from a resume.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the value of the simultaneous interview technique?

A. Resumes do sometimes allow reliable inferences to be made about a candidate's personal qualities.
B. The simultaneous interview could become cumbersome if there were a great many candidates for a position.
C. The more perceptive the interviewer, the more revealing the simultaneous interview is apt to be.
D. In There are certain personal qualities that only an extended simultaneous interview can bring out.
E. The simultaneous interview distorts each candidate's response style by inducing stresses unlike any an executive position induces.

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Answer is C

Bcz it breaks the conclusion that simultaneous interview depends on candidate ...rather it depends on the interviewer

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I think 'E' should be d answer..

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In an effort to go beyond resumes as tools in its search for executives, one leading company has resorted to interviewing the top candidates for a position all together in a single group. This technique is supposed to afford a direct comparison of the candidates with respect to some personal qualities that cannot be gleaned from a resume.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the value of the simultaneous interview technique?

A. Resumes do sometimes allow reliable inferences to be made about a candidate's personal qualities.
B. The simultaneous interview could become cumbersome if there were a great many candidates for a position.
C. The more perceptive the interviewer, the more revealing the simultaneous interview is apt to be.
D. In There are certain personal qualities that only an extended simultaneous interview can bring out.
E. The simultaneous interview distorts each candidate's response style by inducing stresses unlike any an executive position induces.

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Here from the stem we get that, the purpose of following the simultaneous interview technique is for interviewer to assess on personal qualities of a the candidate that he is not able to assess upon via the resume.

To weaken this we need something like that says, with this technique also we are not able to asses because, like in resume, for this methodology also personal qualities are not assess-able for that candidate.

Option E states exactly that. Candidates personal qualities do not come out naturally due to stress induced by these interviews in specific.

So IMO E should be the answer
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
In an effort to go beyond resumes as tools in its search for executives, one leading company has resorted to interviewing the top candidates for a position all together in a single group. This technique is supposed to afford a direct comparison of the candidates with respect to some personal qualities that cannot be gleaned from a resume.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the value of the simultaneous interview technique?

A. Resumes do sometimes allow reliable inferences to be made about a candidate's personal qualities.
B. The simultaneous interview could become cumbersome if there were a great many candidates for a position.
C. The more perceptive the interviewer, the more revealing the simultaneous interview is apt to be.
D. In There are certain personal qualities that only an extended simultaneous interview can bring out.
E. The simultaneous interview distorts each candidate's response style by inducing stresses unlike any an executive position induces.

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]In an effort to go beyond resumes as tools in its search for executives, one leading company has resorted to interviewing the top candidates for a position all together in a single group. This technique is supposed to afford a direct comparison of the candidates with respect to some personal qualities that cannot be gleaned from a resume.
understand-
1. company wants more infor than it can get by interviewing
2.plan - interview all at once IN A SINGLE GROUP
3. expectation- direct comparison of the candies w.r.t some personal qs'

Question analysis - Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the value of the simultaneous interview technique?
- WEAKEN the VALUE (usefulness of technique) of SIT

though process - author wants a more thorough assesment of candies and hence he thinks that putting them all up for discussion at once would give him some more insight into the candies . the author has just put a plan and has not given any evidence to support this plan . As it stands this is a weak argument and has many flaws.

flaw- what if the candies have a difference in their response which would not be a real representative of them? what if the candy gets nervous or one of the candies is too dominant and hence intrigues another , resulting in unrepresentative COMPARISON? as comparison is the way the author thinks he will get more insight he assumes that no such thing will happen which will jeopardize the validity of the comparison .

weaken framework (what do we want to weaken?) : the conclusion is> SIT will result in MORE INSIGHTS IN THE QUALITIES of candies. we have to find an AC which will show us that when SIT is applied the comparison(the main way) is not valid enough to be considered for evaluation of candies.

A. Resumes do sometimes allow reliable inferences to be made about a candidate's personal qualities.
Irrelevant - what resumes do tells us nothing about SIT

B. The simultaneous interview could become cumbersome if there were a great many candidates for a position.
out of context: first of all we dont know how many candies and so we cannot consider GREAT MANY candies. secondly, even though the SIT may be cumbersome(difficult) , it may still provide valid results.

C. The more perceptive the interviewer, the more revealing the simultaneous interview is apt to be.
out of context: Do we know how the interviewer is? is he or is he not perceptive? we dont know anything about interviewer. Secondly, even if the interview is perceptive , do we know the extent of info we get? the more revealing is true but will it represntative enough? it may or may not be.

D. In There are certain personal qualities that only an extended simultaneous interview can bring out.
Opposite:STRENGTHENER - this supports the author's conclsuion.

E. The simultaneous interview distorts each candidate's response style by inducing stresses unlike any an executive position induces.
same as though process: of SIT DISTORTS response then the true qualities may not be what the interviewer will get. we want comparison which will tell us more about the PERSONAL qualities.
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I think it should be E. C strengthens the argument instead of weakening it. C states that if you have a really good interviewer, then simultaneous interviews are going to be very valuable. Not something that we need.
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