Readers Comment on Islamic Finance, Psych Tests

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Two of our older stories - one dealing with Islamic banking, another with personality testing of job applicants - popped up on eFC users' comment screens this week.

Sharia Banking Products Set to Rise

This story about growth in Islamic finance by Sara Butcher from Nov. 10, 2005, was noticed this week by Karim Chowdhury, who works in information technology.

"Given that it's now the middle of 2007; Islamic banking is growing incredibly rapidly," he wrote. "What I find astonishing is that there seems to be a lack of jobs that are well advertised given the growth. I work in Credit Risk IT and am a qualified Barrister at Law and would appreciate anyone pointing me in the direction to look for roles in Islamic Banking." You can advise him, or post your related thoughts, here.

Psychological Testing: A Primer for Job Applicants

Peter H, an eFC reader who works in HR and recruitment, urged candidates to boycott the personality tests that we dissected in this story published on April 30. In an extended comment this week, he wrote, "Tests in large part don't work...Employment is a two way street--JUST SAY NO and put the idiots selling these useless tests out of business. If I want to test someone, I do a drug screen, background check, and check their credit. It works like a charm and I've hired a lot more people than I've had to fire... Show your integrity and stature by having a spine in the interview--if you're as good as you say you are--they'll find a way to bypass the test."

What do you think? Add your comments here.

Of course, you can comment on any of our stories. Just post your throughts in the area immediately following each item. Or, write us at USeditor@efinancialcareers.com. We'd love to hear from you.

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