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New post 27 Feb 2015, 02:25
37 sec.... straight (C)

job applicants who have personalities that are unsuited to the requirements of the job will be eliminated
-> So HR must be able to discover such factors...

(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 --> wrong comparison
(C) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job --> CORRECT. As assumed above.
(D) The only purpose of an interview is to evaluate whether job applicants’ personalities are suited to the requirements of the job --> we don't know what is the only purpose from the text
(E) The fit of job applicants’ personalities to the requirements of the job was once the most important factor in making hiring decisions --> can not be assumed from the text. We don't have any time indocators or time comparisons in the text
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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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Once you have answered the question, here is my doubt.


So this question states that interviewing is an essential part of the hiring process. Doesn't that mean, that hiring will be successful if it includes interviews? Why is this statement not the correct answer choice?

On the other hand, for option C, isn't it a little out of scope? Because there is no mention of any interviewers and their ability to identify candidates. so it isn't really in the scope of what is being discussed but on the other hand, option A clearly is within scope.

Am I missing anything? Experts please reply.

Please explain why I am wrong here.

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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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Once you have answered the question, here is my doubt.


So this question states that interviewing is an essential part of the hiring process. Doesn't that mean, that hiring will be successful if it includes interviews? Why is this statement not the correct answer choice?

On the other hand, for option C, isn't it a little out of scope? Because there is no mention of any interviewers and their ability to identify candidates. so it isn't really in the scope of what is being discussed but on the other hand, option A clearly is within scope.

Am I missing anything? Experts please reply.

Please explain why I am wrong here.



Hi Prep,

Regarding the option A that hiring program will be successful - we are not sure about it as there can be a possibility that none of the candidates were suited for the job, hence no one got selected. Thus we cannot assume the success or failure of the interview from the argument.

Option C - Gives us a link between interview and candidates suitability for the job as the interviewer will be able to select the candidate who is suitable for the job.

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Though im not an expert, here's my 0.02$ :)
Please note this is an Assumption question. An assumption has to fill the 'logical gaps' or 'bridge the gaps'.

Passage analysis:
Premise: (because), with it, 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

Analysis:
Interview can eliminate unsuitable applicants -------> Interview is essential

=>For above to hold true, the interview process needs to be sound
=>The interviewer needs to be sound
=>Interviewers is one of the missing link (basic requirement for an assumption) for the above relation to be true

Why is C correct:
(C) Interviewers can accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job.
It does exactly the same as we thought. Makes sure that interviewers are sound. If we negate this, the argument will break.

Why is A wrong:
First of all this cannot be an assumption. It can be a strengthener or a 'may'-be-true though.
Here's how we can negate this and still not affect the argument:
Argument says that interview is an essential part and not a required part of a successful hiring program. Therefore we can still make our hiring program successful even if we do not include Interviews in it.

Please note that the negation test should always work on an assumption.

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It is good that you have recognized that option A is within scope and option C is somewhat out of scope.

And A is wrong for exactly the same reason. It is not adding much. It is just rephrasing the first line of the argument which says:

The interview is an essential part of a successful hiring program

An assumption has to bring something new to the argument which if not true breaks the argument. You should negation test whenever in doubt.

Let's use it on C.

Interviewers can NOT accurately identify applicants whose personalities are unsuited to the requirements of the job.

This breaks the argument since if interviewer cannot indentify suitable candidates then you cannot say that interviews can eliminate unsuitable candidates. And if interviews cannot eliminate unsuitable candidates then you cannot say that interviews are essential for a successful hiring program.

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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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Personalities can easily be identified by the interviewer if he or she takes the interview.
so only option C matches with our thought.
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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 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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