Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How Businesses Use Your SATs

  • — Do you think SAT scores could be a good indicator of future career success? Why or why not?
I don't think that SAT scores are a good indicator of future career success because you can't base someone's life just on one test. Especially since the day that person took the test they could've been sick or just had a bad day overall. The SAT can't see how hard a person works, their work ethic, and some of their problem solving skills. Therefore if a company doesn't hire someone based on their SAT scores they might be losing out on a very valuable worker. 

  • — Should there be an expiration date on the scores’ being considered as part of a prospective employee’s application? If so, what should it be?
There shouldn't be an expiration date on the scores because the scores shouldn't even be used on an employee's application. If there was an expiration date maybe it could be based on when the SAT company changes the formation on the SAT because therefore it would be irrelevant for the people that have already taken the test.

  • — 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?
I think some employers might penalize the person by simply not hiring them but if they did hire them that person would have to start out at a really low level entry job. Personally I don't think the SAT scores should be used so there shouldn't be any penalties. The job should go to someone who can get it done efficiently and the right way.

4 comments:

  1. I agree with the everything you wrote. I liked the first part the best because i really agree that employers cant see how hard a worker people may be. in they simply just look at their SAT scores.

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  2. You definitely bring up some good points in your first answer, on how they might be missing out on a valuable worker if they base it off of the SAT scores.

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  3. I agree that The SAT can't see how hard a person works, their work ethic, and some of their problem solving skills.

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  4. I completely agree,I think jobs shouldn't require it. It's one test you take on a certain day it shouldn't determine your entire life. Happy early birthday! 18.. Be careful, you can go to jail now. No more "secret pizzas" anymore.

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