AMEO 2015: A dataset comprising AMCAT test scores, biodata details and employment outcomes of job seekers

Abstract

More than a million engineers enter the global workforce every year. A relevant question is what determines the jobs and salaries these engineers are offered right after graduation. Previous studies have shown the influence of various factors such as college reputation, grades, the field one specializes in and market conditions for specific industries. An important input which such analyses do not have is a standardized measures of job skills done at the time of completion of studies. We present here Aspiring Minds' Employability Outcomes 2015 (AMEO 2015), a unique dataset which provides engineering graduates' employment outcomes (salaries, job titles and job locations) together with standardized assessment scores in three fundamental areas - cognitive skills, technical skills and personality. Coupled with biodata information, AMEO 2015 provides an opportunity for a unique and comprehensive study of the entry level labor market. The data could be used to make an accurate salary predictor, but also understand what influences salary and job titles in the labor market. In this paper we describe the details of the dataset and discuss a spectrum of questions around meritocracy in labor markets, biases in labor selection and other prevalent market forces it can help uncover and answer. You can download the dataset at: http://research.aspiringminds.com/resources/

DOI: 10.1145/2888451.2892037

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@inproceedings{Aggarwal2016AMEO2A, title={AMEO 2015: A dataset comprising AMCAT test scores, biodata details and employment outcomes of job seekers}, author={Varun Aggarwal and Shashank Srikant and Harsh Nisar}, booktitle={CODS}, year={2016} }