The hiring problem is studied for general strategies based only on the relative ranking of the candidates; this includes some well known strategies studied before such as hiring above the median. We give general limit theorems for the number of hired candidates and some other properties, extending previous results. The results exhibit a dichotomy between two classes of rank-based strategies: either the asymptotics of the process are determined by the early events, with a.s. convergence of suitably normalized random variables, or there is a mixing behaviour without long-term memory and with asymptotic normality.
"The hiring problem with rank-based strategies." Electron. J. Probab. 24 1 - 35, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1214/19-EJP382