Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Job Interview Test

Richard Dorson, Buying the Wind (Chicago & London: University of Chicago, 1964), p. 148.

As a schoolboy in New York City in the 1920's I heard and believed the story of a job interview test: a book is left lying on the office floor; if the applicant leaves it there or asks if he should pick it up, he fails to get the job, but if he picks it up immediately he is hired.