GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 18 Feb 2019, 15:30

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in February
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272812
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Valentine's day SALE is on! 25% off.

     February 18, 2019

     February 18, 2019

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    We don’t care what your relationship status this year - we love you just the way you are. AND we want you to crush the GMAT!
  • Get FREE Daily Quiz for 2 months

     February 18, 2019

     February 18, 2019

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    Buy "All-In-One Standard ($149)", get free Daily quiz (2 mon). Coupon code : SPECIAL

Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 52938
Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 May 2018, 22:41
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  85% (hard)

Question Stats:

53% (02:08) correct 47% (01:55) wrong based on 321 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s background is of extreme importance when hiring for new positions. But of those employers, only one quarter invest in third-party background check services, while the remainder rely solely on references that the candidates themselves chose and submitted. Clearly most employers do not value an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the argument?

A. Third-party background check services do not include information from a candidate’s self-selected references as part of their research.
B. A candidate’s self-selected references sometimes provide incomplete or untrue information regarding their experience with a candidate.
C. Third-party background check services are affordable for all employers.
D. An employer interested in an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background will use a third-party background check service.
E. The job interview process is not sufficient to determine whether a candidate is qualified for a particular position.

_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 07 Apr 2018
Posts: 105
Reviews Badge
Re: Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 May 2018, 23:23
It's A.

A. Third-party background check services do not include information from a candidate’s self-selected references as part of their research.
_________________

Please +1 kudos if my post/reply helps !!

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Feb 2018
Posts: 391
Re: Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 May 2018, 01:10
1
IMO D.

D clearly links with the conclusion. A is close but does not very accurately link with the conclusion as D does.

Rest are irrelevant.

Sent from my Lenovo K53a48 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Status: EAT SLEEP GMAT REPEAT!
Joined: 28 Sep 2016
Posts: 166
Location: India
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 May 2018, 04:48
IMO D is the Answer.

Negating D shatters the Conclusion and D clearly supports the Argument.

Rest all are irrelevant.

Bunuel wrote:
Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s background is of extreme importance when hiring for new positions. But of those employers, only one quarter invest in third-party background check services, while the remainder rely solely on references that the candidates themselves chose and submitted. Clearly most employers do not value an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the argument?

A. Third-party background check services do not include information from a candidate’s self-selected references as part of their research.
B. A candidate’s self-selected references sometimes provide incomplete or untrue information regarding their experience with a candidate.
C. Third-party background check services are affordable for all employers.
D. An employer interested in an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background will use a third-party background check service.
E. The job interview process is not sufficient to determine whether a candidate is qualified for a particular position.

_________________

Regards,
Adi

Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 07 Apr 2018
Posts: 105
Reviews Badge
Re: Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 May 2018, 05:22
1
PP777 wrote:
It's A.

A. Third-party background check services do not include information from a candidate’s self-selected references as part of their research.


My bad!!

Negating option A: Third-party background check services do include information from a candidate’s self-selected references as part of their research.

Including information doesn't mean these third parties rely solely on this information.So,this option doesn't shatter the conclusion.

Correct Answer is D.
_________________

Please +1 kudos if my post/reply helps !!

Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 26 Aug 2016
Posts: 628
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, International Business
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V33
GMAT 3: 730 Q51 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 May 2018, 05:23
1
Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s background is of extreme importance when hiring for new positions. But of those employers, only one quarter invest in third-party background check services, while the remainder rely solely on references that the candidates themselves chose and submitted. Clearly most employers do not value an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background.

Premise 1 : 33% use third party verification.
Premise 2 : 66% use references submitted.
Conclusion: MOST employers do not value impartial assessment of candidate's background.


A. Third-party background check services do not include information from a candidate’s self-selected references as part of their research. What if we negate this, will it destroys the conclusion? nope never.

B. A candidate’s self-selected references sometimes provide incomplete or untrue information regarding their experience with a candidate. Out of scope, has nothing to do with partiality of employers

C. Third-party background check services are affordable for all employers. Nothing on partiality

D. An employer interested in an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background will use a third-party background check service. wow he is relating the partiality of employers, Lets negate and check whether it destroys the conclusion.

An employer interested in an impartial assessment of a candidate's background will NOT use a third party background check service.- Since there are only 2 types - use third party and other won't use. This means that 66% will not be impartial, using applicant provided references. Hence the conclusion MOST fails.
So Correct.


E. The job interview process is not sufficient to determine whether a candidate is qualified for a particular position.
Qualified or not - out of scope

So answer can be D.
What is OA ?
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 52938
Re: Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 May 2018, 00:49
1
1
Bunuel wrote:
Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s background is of extreme importance when hiring for new positions. But of those employers, only one quarter invest in third-party background check services, while the remainder rely solely on references that the candidates themselves chose and submitted. Clearly most employers do not value an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the argument?

A. Third-party background check services do not include information from a candidate’s self-selected references as part of their research.
B. A candidate’s self-selected references sometimes provide incomplete or untrue information regarding their experience with a candidate.
C. Third-party background check services are affordable for all employers.
D. An employer interested in an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background will use a third-party background check service.
E. The job interview process is not sufficient to determine whether a candidate is qualified for a particular position.


VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTION:



Pay close attention to the precision in language of the conclusion: most employers do not value an impartial assessment. The word "impartial" is important here, as you will see when you assess tempting trap answer choice B.

As always with challenging Assumption questions, it is important to note the specificity in the conclusion as noted above, and to employ the Assumption Negation Technique to assess answer choices. With choice A, for example, if you negate it you will see that "Third-party services do include information from self-selected references as part of their research." You should see that this doesn't impact the conclusion: for one, you don't know that that information is necessarily not impartial, and secondly you don't know what other information is included that might be impartial.

With B, the negated answer is that "self-selected references NEVER provide incomplete or untrue information regarding their experience with a candidate." Note here - that does not necessarily mean that the assessment is impartial, as the candidate may have only selected people who had great experiences with them. The negated answer does not directly attack the conclusion, so B is tempting but incorrect.

Choice C showcases how rarely a word like "all" is part of a necessary assumption: suppose that the negated choice were true and these services were not affordable for all employers. That still leaves a lot of room for most employers to afford them, and with such a small percentage using them the conclusion would be true.

Choice D is correct. If it is negated, you have "An employer interested in an impartial assessment will NOT use a third-party service." This cripples the argument, which is built on the premise that most companies do not use third-party services, therefore they do not value an impartial assessment. A negated choice D invalidates the very premise upon which the conclusion is built, so D is correct.

And choice E is out of scope of the conclusion: whether a candidate is qualified or not is not the same as valuing an impartial assessment of a candidate's background.
_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 23 Apr 2018
Posts: 19
Re: Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jan 2019, 05:12
@
Nightmare007 wrote:
Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s background is of extreme importance when hiring for new positions. But of those employers, only one quarter invest in third-party background check services, while the remainder rely solely on references that the candidates themselves chose and submitted. Clearly most employers do not value an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background.

Premise 1 : 33% use third party verification.
Premise 2 : 66% use references submitted.
Conclusion: MOST employers do not value impartial assessment of candidate's background.


A. Third-party background check services do not include information from a candidate’s self-selected references as part of their research. What if we negate this, will it destroys the conclusion? nope never.

B. A candidate’s self-selected references sometimes provide incomplete or untrue information regarding their experience with a candidate. Out of scope, has nothing to do with partiality of employers

C. Third-party background check services are affordable for all employers. Nothing on partiality

D. An employer interested in an impartial assessment of a candidate’s background will use a third-party background check service. wow he is relating the partiality of employers, Lets negate and check whether it destroys the conclusion.

An employer interested in an impartial assessment of a candidate's background will NOT use a third party background check service.- Since there are only 2 types - use third party and other won't use. This means that 66% will not be impartial, using applicant provided references. Hence the conclusion MOST fails.
So Correct.


E. The job interview process is not sufficient to determine whether a candidate is qualified for a particular position.
Qualified or not - out of scope

So answer can be D.
What is OA ?



So, you mean to say, 66% will not use therefore it weakens ? but isn't that what is already told ? Can you help here, i am confused
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun   [#permalink] 22 Jan 2019, 05:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Over 80% of employers say that researching a job candidate’s backgroun

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.