Hiring Laws

Robin Hanson (hanson@hss.caltech.edu)
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 16:12:07 -0700 (PDT)

"Rick Knight" writes:
> I would shudder at an IQ being on a resume or job application. A
> focus on that assumes that a known/unknown/contrived IQ will actually
> be appropriately applied by the potential hiree. ...
> IQ is only one aspect of a person's value and qualifications.

But this complaint applies to *everything* that appears on a resume.
It is all noisy signals of the variable of interest: how well could
they do the job? Each item is only one part of the total signal, and
could lead to disappointment if assumed to directly imply anything
about how they'd do.

Robin D. Hanson hanson@hss.caltech.edu http://hss.caltech.edu/~hanson/