Gizmotech wrote:mobiuschic42 wrote:This is tooootal speculation, but I assume it's something like the consults & embassies send ranked lists of "accepted" candidates, and then CLAIR does some statistics to make sure they get an appropriate number of desired candidates from each place. IE, some contracting orgs want male or female, someone who speaks no Japanese or lots, someone from their sister city, etc. So while I assume it's not an exact one-for-one matching, they make some kind of analysis of candidates to make sure they'll be able to place everyone they shortlist, and get alternates for popular requests.
Candidates HAVE to be accepted/declined by CLAIR. There has to be a system in place to filter out candidates in comparison to the total pool of interviews, not just the local embassy. That's why it's mathematical. CLAIR also has to be the group to assign people, based on nationality, gender preferences, system cities, etc... seeing as they are the people with the list of "available" positions at the end of the day. They can also look at the total applicant pool, which is far superior than just one embassy. Imagine if boston had a bunch of people who scored a max of 70% and all of miami scored over 80%. Do you really want to say you must take 25 from boston when it's clear that the group in miami are much better candidates overall?
Thanks for replying to *my* post and picking on Boston, which is my interview city. (Just kidding; I know you were just making an example!).
I know I've read something in the past about each interview location getting a certain number of positions, so it's probably not quite as cut and dry as either of our examples, but it makes sense that the final decision comes from CLAIR, since they're the ones that actually hire you and know what's needed.