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By through reading we can easily deduce that the conclusion rests on the assumption - ' Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job '.Because if we negate this option the conclusion falls apart
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By through reading we can easily deduce that the conclusion rests on the assumption - ' Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job '.Because if we negate this option the conclusion falls apart
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The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program because, with it, job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated from consideration. The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

a) A hiring program will be successful if it includes interviews.
b) The interview is a more important part of a successful hiring program than is the development of a job description.
c) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job.
d) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job.
e) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions.

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The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program because, with it, job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated from consideration. The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

a) A hiring program will be successful if it includes interviews.
b) The interview is a more important part of a successful hiring program than is the development of a job description.
c) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job.
d) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job.
e) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions.

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FACT : Job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated from consideration
Conclusion : The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program

Prethinking : 1) Job applicants always show their actual personalities and are not too nervous to present themselves who they are.

2: Interviewers know how to identify the required personalities for the specifc job very well.

a) A hiring program will be successful if it includes interviews. --> Too Extreme to consider.
b) The interview is a more important part of a successful hiring program than is the development of a job description. --> Irrelevant.
c) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job. --> As per Pre thinking point 2. Hence Correct answer.
d) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job. --> There could be other purposes.
e) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions. --> Irrelevant.
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The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program because, with it, job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated from consideration. The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

a) A hiring program will be successful if it includes interviews.
b) The interview is a more important part of a successful hiring program than is the development of a job description.
c) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job.
d) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job.
e) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions.

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the CR is so simple that you need to criticize the argument . to be able to criticize it, you need to know one of its assumption. dont go to answer choices prematurely. only go to them after you criticize the argument.
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The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program because, with it, job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated from consideration.

The Assumption lies in the question: Why do interviewers need interview?

The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) A hiring program will be successful if it includes interviews.
We are not concerned about the successful hiring program. Interviews might be really great but that does not translate into a successful hiring program.

(B) The interview is a more important part of a successful hiring program than is the development of a job description.
We are not concerned about the job description.

(C) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job.
This is the reason why interviews are conducted. This is what they assume when they are conducting the interview.

(D) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job.
Very tempting answer but "The only purpose" is way to extreme which is not being shown in premise.

(E) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions
Doesn't answer the question!
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Ans is C=> negate C argument breaks.
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The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program because, with it, job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated from consideration.

The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) A hiring program will be successful if it includes interviews.
(B) The interview is a more important part of a successful hiring program than is the development of a job description.
(C) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job.
(D) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job.
(E) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions


Breakup : 1. The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program because,
2. Job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated from consideration.

That means the person who is taking interview is well versed to figure out whose personality is not suited for the job.

(A) A hiring program will be successful if it includes interviews.
This is not an assumption for the given passage.

(B) The interview is a more important part of a successful hiring program than is the development of a job description.
Out of scope

(C) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job.
If interviewers can accurately identify the personalities who are unsuited to the requirement of the job, then only they can eliminate such persons who are unsuited for the job.

(D) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job.
This might not be the only purpose. We can't take it as an assumption.

(E) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions
Out of scope.
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The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program because, with it, job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated from consideration. The argument above logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

Known Information:
The personalities that are unsuited for organization will be eliminated in Interviews.

Analysis:
Interview is the only way the unsuited personalities would be identified. The entire process depends on interview. So the author bases his assumption that interviewer is capable of doing that.

We need to look for option that says this.

a) A hiring program will be successful if it includes interviews - But this says nothing about how it will be successful - Irrelevant
b) The interview is a more important part of a successful hiring program than is the development of a job description - This restates the author's views - Irrelevant
c) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job - Bingo, this is what we wanted to hear.
d) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job - I am clear about purpose but will it be successful - Out of scope
e) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions - Out of scope

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The moment we negate (C) then it is read as Interviewers cannot accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job. It pokes a hole in the argument. Hence (C) is the correct answer.
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The words "depends on which of the following assumptions" indicate that this is an Assumption question. The correct choice will be something the author left out but must believe to be true.

The author says the graduate school interview is essential because the schools use the interview to eliminate students whose personalities are not suited to the program.

Notice the gap here. What does an interview have to do with "personalities not suited to the program"? The author must believe that through the interview, the schools can determine whether the interviewee has a personality not suited to the program.

(C) matches the prediction and is correct. If admissions officers could not accurately identify unsuitable applicants, then interviews couldn't play such an essential role in the admissions program. So the argument depends on (C) being true.

(A) is not something on which the argument depends. The author just said the interview is essential for eliminating applicants who aren't suited to the program. She doesn't have to assume that the interviews will lead to the best applicants actually being admitted.

(B) makes an irrelevant comparison. The author just says the interview is "an essential" part of the admissions process. Her logic doesn't depend on the interview being more significant than course of study.

(D) is extreme. The author doesn't have to believe that the only purpose of the interview is the one stated in the stimulus. The author just has to believe that the purpose she chose to discuss can be realized through the interview.

(E) is incorrect because whether fitting applicants' personalities to the course requirements "was once the most important factor" has nothing to do with the argument. The author's logic doesn't depend on anything about the past. It simply requires that the author believe the interviewer can actually determine the interviewee's personality through the interview.

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