The Secretary Problem from the Applicant's Point of View

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Searching for a job is always stressful and, with unemployment rates at their highest levels in years, never more so than now. Applicants can and should use every advantage at their disposal to obtain a job which is rewarding, financially and otherwise. While this author believes a math major gives applicants many advantages as they search for their dream job, one often overlooked is the ability to strategize and schedule their interviews to maximize the chance of landing that job.

This work continued my exploration of the Secretary Problem, with a twist inspired by Gettysburg College students.


An earlier article with the same title appeared in College Mathematics Journal, 43:1(2012), p. 76-81. This article includes further research on the same topic.

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