Profile Assessment? - page 2

I apologize if I have posted this in the wrong place; today is the first day I have ever posted anything on this forum......but I would be grateful for any advice anyone has for me concerning the following: I recently graduated... Read More

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    Quote from Rob72
    Based solely on the three responses you provide (and being familiar with the tests) I would say that you were assessed as being aloof, superior and not a team-player; or, possibly, unable to address conflict, grossly insecure, and not a team-player.

    You prefer the "introspective" entertainment of classical music to a group entertainment.
    You have never said anything offensive. (I.e., you are either overly impressed with your humility, or you are grossly non-confrontational)
    You would not confront someone cutting in line. (You are above such crass behavior and look down on the person, and would be satisfied to revel in your superiority w/o addressing the issue; or, you let people walk over you.

    Because the managers are too toopid and lazzy to learn proper interview and assessment techniques themselves, they waste corporate resources on crap such as this. God will put you in the right place. Take this experience as evidence- He doesn't want you working with professional retards. (However un-PC it may be, reliance on these questionnaires, without a personal interview, is evidence of retarded managerial growth. If they can't be trusted to assess prospects, they shouldn't be in position to hire.)
    netglow likes this.

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    Approach those tests in this way:

    If you are going for a staff nurse position and you are new, you must take the test as a "little indian" - not as a "chief". So, to HR, just about every staff nurse is to be a follower. You are not to be too intelligent, if you are to fill a role where you must follow other's orders, and pay close attention to rules. You also must not be a fighter. You must not be much of the type of person people "go to" for answers or help, although you will reply "sometimes" when asked if people do approach you in this way. If you are going for an advanced position, or especially management, do answer as if you are the independent, problem solver. I know, I know, it's a lot of dumbing down and it actually hurts to take a test like this and put on your stupid little indian disguise, but, if you do, you will pass. Another personality to "put on" for the test taking for a staff nurse position, is that of a 16 yr old teenager looking for his/her first job all wide-eyed and afraid of getting in trouble, never questioning the customer's wants, always obeying those who are superior with a YES MAM/SIR!!, and being sure to have showered and to have arrived to work a few minutes early. Approach every question with, "How would this basket-case 16 yr old answer the question?!" Trust me, do this and you will pass.
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    Really liked your post re: interpreting profile assessment. Guess being able to impress on a face-to-face interaction has gone the way of the cassette.
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    Quote from DSkelton711
    Really liked your post re: interpreting profile assessment. Guess being able to impress on a face-to-face interaction has gone the way of the cassette.
    Oh, Lord! My oldest daughter overheard my wife and I talking one night, and asked, "So a "party line" was like when everyone got on the phone and talked at once...?"

    We told her she was half-right.

    I dunno. I'm the first-tier for hire interviews, with our unit. HR picks are usually reeeeeaaaaly lousy. I look for someone who actually has a personality, in addition to meeting the position requirements. Must not be too bad at it, I'm still here and everyone else is gone. Maybe they were just smarter...
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    Don't feel bad. I felt the same way when I was told I didn't pass and said to myself, "what type of people are they looking for?
    I agree with everyone about this stupid assessment. How can an organization go by someone's integrity based on this type of assessment, especially if you're honest and that is not consider to be a fact in passing. But I've heard the same thing about the middle road. I guess you will have to be honest in half the questions and dishonest in the other half.

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