job interviews
"Who would be invited to your ideal dinner party?" (Image: Unsplash/Tim Gouw)


The purpose of a job interview is to allow an employer to evaluate the personal and professional qualities of a potential employee.


The purpose of the job interview today is as it was at the time of its creation: largely for the amusement of the employer. Originally, Thomas Edison. Although notoriously devout in the creation of his own myth as an inventor, it does seem likely that Edison introduced a crucial nuisance to 20th-century recruitment: the psychometric test.