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    Default Why don't depts do more with their testing processes?

    I've been testing for a while with various different depts and seen all the different ways that depts try to get the best candidates.

    One thing I've never seen however is giving candidates specific instructions before the exam and hold them to those instructions. This seems like a great way to weed out those that don't bother to read the directions or don't think attention to detail matters. If an invitation to a test says "Bring 2 No.2 pencils" you can be damned sure that I will have 2 no.2 pencils on me when I show up to test. No water bottles allowed? No problem, I'll leave my water bottle that I take everywhere at home or in the car.

    Seems like this would help set the standard that depts usually set later on in the process or in the academy: Attention to details matter, following directions matter, being prepared matters.

    Anyone run into something like this before when they test? Or anyone have any thoughts on why depts do/don't do this? Just curious...
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    I've been to one test where they did exactly that!
    Instructions stated clearly that if you did not have a number two pencil you would be dismissed. And they stuck to it. Quite a few people were gone before the test even began.

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    Well guess you have not followed Austin's process the last few times. Lawsuits

    You know someone would sue over not having a pencil

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    Well guess you have not followed Austin's process the last few times. Lawsuits
    No, can't say that I have. Doesn't need to be a tangible item though. I don't see how, if this is clearly spelled out, this could be a lawsuit, but I guess in today's world you can sue about anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    No, can't say that I have. Doesn't need to be a tangible item though. I don't see how, if this is clearly spelled out, this could be a lawsuit, but I guess in today's world you can sue about anything.
    Agreed, I would however add. That all they would have to do is simple not provide any. Someone can not take the test without one.
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