Realizing that no amount of interviewing or psychological tests can substitute for seeing an applicant perform the task at hand, more employers these days are asking candidates to do serious work to get a serious job offer, says a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Projects Are the New Job Interviews.”
It says asking applicants to perform a work-related project—either for pay or not—is a “more efficient and effective mechanism for companies and candidates to gain the true measure of each other.”
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