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Weapons of Math Destruction, Common Read 2022

This guide is intended to help faculty and students engage with the 2022 Common Read book, Weapons of Math Destruction. Special thanks to Vicky Ludas Orlofsky and Courtney Walsh of Stevens Institute of Technology for the foundation for this guide.

Getting the Job

AI and Hiring

Hiring Algorithms: How They Work


Job-Seeking: How to Outsmart the AI


AI Hiring Tools: Not Great


Academic and Legal Research

Personality Tests

Personality Tests and Assessments

On the subject of personality tests, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC, see link below) states:

The use of tests and other selection procedures can be a very effective means of determining which applicants or employees are most qualified for a particular job. However, use of these tools can violate the federal anti-discrimination laws if an employer intentionally uses them to discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or age (40 or older). Use of tests and other selection procedures can also violate the federal anti-discrimination laws if they disproportionately exclude people in a particular group by race, sex, or another covered basis, unless the employer can justify the test or procedure under the law.

Stevens Resources

Binghamton Resources