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Episode 509: Will A Computer Decide Whether You Get Your Next Job?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

To hire new employees, some companies are paying less attention to resumes and more attention to data — and the data are leading to some surprising findings.

On today's show, we take a weird hiring test for a call-center job. And we hear what does (and doesn't) predict success for everyone from call-center workers to software developers.

Music: Rilo Kiley's "Moneymaker." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.

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