Deciding who to interview: Aline Lerner looked at resumes of 300 candidates interviewed at a Silicon Valley company to see what predicted getting the job. The biggest factor wasn’t grades or degree or experience, it was typos — and this was among people who got an interview.
We looked at tens of thousands of interviews, and everyone who had done the interviews and what they scored the candidate, and how that person ultimately performed in their job. We found zero relationship. It’s a complete random mess, except for one guy who was highly predictive because he only interviewed people for a very specialized area, where he happened to be the world’s leading expert.