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In Australia, we have a system where final year students
highschool undergo an exam. Based on your score and
university preference, you get an offer form the
Is it possible to have a system where the goverment
creates a examination system that is shared by
of all shape and sizes?
The idea is that candidates would first undergo a general
examination, and submit their resume, profile and other
informations. From then, the candidates then specify a
"general preference" of industry areas they are willing to
Businesses within the industry category will then receive
an anonymised exam score results, resume, and profile
(And other infos).
The candidates will then receive of businesses that are
willing for interview (or rounds of more specific private
After the extra examination process from each company,
each company will then send their "preference" list of
candidates they like best.
The candidate will then submit their "preference" list of
companies that expressed interest in them.
All these preferences is then matched together.
On judgement day. Every candidates will then receive a
single letter specifying what job they got, and if they
choose to accept it. If they accept it, it is then recorded
into the governmental database, and the candidate can
then start working for the business.
Those who do not get matched to any jobs, is then
automatically placed into welfare for the duration till
next examination round (and as thanks for participating.
Because seriously, it takes effort to do these
examination, especially interviews).
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||If they don't get assigned jobs, why can't they do their own
job-seeking? Personally, I want the job of "mad scientist",
but there are not many employers offering that position.
Therefore I have had to do other jobs, while doing mad-
science stuff independently of any employers....
||Nothing is stopping you from seeking job on your own, but it
would be quite tough. Unless you are looking for informal
||This seems a bit dystopian to me.
||As a sometime employer of young people, I'd very much
not like this system, and I think it would be worse for the
kids than the employers.
||One thing that could go a ways to helping would be to
diversify the output of the OP scoring system. Have their
score shown in several fields or categories I mean. One
person with an OP of say 5 is very different from another
- and honestly grades from their subjects are also only so
useful. As much as I hate it, Meyers-Briggs style scores
would also be useful, otherwise we have to put the little
tots through those tests ourselves - and so would all the
other potential employers.
||I like the idea of the common scoring system having
multiple score categories like the Myers-Briggs test. It
would make the first stage selection more specialised
than a single score.
||Plus if younger people are worse off than senior workers,
should we make it easier for younger workers at the
expense of merit?
||The idea behind this idea is that the job market is
essentially very similar to dating. And that people often
settle for less optimal choice due to the cost of searching
and applying to jobs in an ad hoc way.
||If the common exam is not implemented, at the very
least I would like to see a preference system for jobs.
||I would not be surprised if this is used in a cyberpunk
dystopia where everyone is forced to apply for megacorps
examinations as a potential employee or risk starvation.
||Maybe that's how it works in the new parkour videogame
"Mirror's Edge Catalyst"