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Md. Abu Taher 👨‍💻

What if there are 100 interviewees? How do we quick sort them out without being stressed?

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Ted Hagos

We can use the 37% rule as suggested by the Optimal Stopping algorithm, I suppose this is very similar to the Secretary problem. So, in a pool of 100 applicants, talk to the first 37 people, stop there, and choose among the 37. This is the first chapter of "Algorithms to Live by" (B. Christian and T. Griffiths)

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Md. Abu Taher 👨‍💻

I have that book but did not complete read yet. Looks like I need to give it a shot. :)

Thanks for pointing that out.

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Isaac Lyman

I don't know of a "quick" way to pick the most qualified candidates from a set of 100. Every study I've seen indicates that a resume review or phone screen is about as good as a random number generator.