Select on the basis of qualifications

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From: Interview prospective assistants

Well, how else would you propose appointing to academic positions?

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Broad, Watchful 106

  • 73 - very chancy (41%)
  • 91 - chancy (51%)
  • 108 - modest (61%)
  • 126 - very modest (71%)
  • 144 - low-risk (81%)
  • 161 - straightforward (91%)
  • 177 - straightforward (100%)


A fine choice

Two of the students you interview stand out. Their research skills are proven […] parents' donations […]. And what if one of them cannot speak above a whisper and is prone to fainting fits? What if the other affects an eyepatch and has an unfortunate leer?

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You pick two promising students - smart and skilled, complete with generous parents who donate to your research. They have some flaws, but who doesn't?

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Nobody at all?

What is happening in academia these days? […] The candidates are mediocre at best. You can't employ someone who thinks Pyramus and Thisbe are a pair of Clay dock-workers. The worry of it all is affecting your sleep.

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