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In defense of intrusive interviewing

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By Kim Ji-myung

This argument may look like playing the devil's advocate against the much publicized and praised practice of "blind interviewing" or "blind hiring" or even "background-blind hiring," challenging one of the aggressive Moon government's policies.

The Presidential Office has recently announced that six specialists were recruited through a blind recruitment method, which resulted in employing six ladies. According to the announcement, their positions are: employment statistics expert, translation/interpretation expert, cultural interpreters (2 persons), video expert, and photo editor. It even added that the Ministry of Personnel Management evaluated their blind recruiting process as "the most exemplary of all the blind recruitment cases."

Well, no one would raise an objection against the righteous purpose of providing a chance for "fair competition" in job interviews by removing potential biases based on the personal information of the applicant.

As early as 2003, the national Human Rights Commission strongly recommended the business community to recruit people based purely on work-competence related........

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