Tuesday, April 1, 2014

More SAT stuff

  • — Do you think SAT scores could be a good indicator of future career success? Why or why not?
No i think that's horrible. Transcript and resume should be what you submit, not an SAT score. Like what we've been saying.. The SAT is one test you take on a certain morning. That can effect a lot of people. Some people can't focus in the morning, some people could feel sick that day, some people may not to tests well at all. It's a horrible idea to have future employees submit SAT scores since colleges have started to settle down on them. 


  •  If you were on a hiring committee at a workplace, would you consider SAT scores as part of an applicant’s materials?


Absolutely not. This is exactly what I talked about in the paragraph above, but I would not consider it. I would want to see how the employee did in school, college, and resume of previous work or community service work. That shows what kind of worker they are, not some dumb test. Socially dumb people could score really high on the SAT because they're good at tests, but in the work force they could be terrible and just chase butterflies all day.

  • — What if a job applicant did not take the SAT? Do you think some employers would penalize that person? How should this situation best be handled, in your opinion?
They should know that this person didn't do well on the SAT but it doesn't mean they're stupid. They could actually be very smart employees. If I had a smaller company and for some reason we allowed employees to submit SAT scores and if somebody didn't want too, I would be totally okay with it. I would prefer to meet the person for an interview anyway because a test doesn't tell if somebody isn't a hard worker. 

2 comments:

  1. Spencer as always some great points. I especially appreciated your comment in your second answer about how some one could actually test really well but still be a really bad worker.

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