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    DSkelton711,

    Yeah, I knew I had answered wrong on the "offending" question....and thought I was saying I had offended someone, but then I realized it was not ASKING....it was a statement......and I may have misunderstood what they were actually asking on many of the questions. One question I recall was "Would you rather go to a party with your friends or a classical concert?" ....I like classical, and don't like to party....so I chose going to a classical concert. Another was if you were in line and someone jumped in front of you would you address them over it....it would depend on if I were in a hurry or not...but that wasn't an option, so I put no....I'm sure this is not the exact wording, but very similiar to how they were worded.

    I have heard from various managers in a number of job settings, how difficult it is to find the combination of honest, hard working people and ESPECIALLY those who can pass a drug test, I never dreamed I would not be hired over the profile assessment. I have always said I would trust God to put me where I was needed the most, and I need to not worry about it.....but I have caught myself saying that, but keeping my fingers crossed!! If I am going to trust Him, then I need to do just that.

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    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 with my RN degree, & amazingly the position I have wanted from the time I began school became available. I knew several of the veteran nurses who encouraged me to apply for that position but said I would have to complete a profile assessment ...& that it was "the devil" to pass. I wasn't worried at all because it seemed to be about honesty/integrity, socialization, etc...I was sure I would have no problem. I completed the profile assessment & later noticed the position was filled. I called to inquire & was told I had failed the profile assessment! I was devastated! I never dreamed I would not pass a profile assessment! I was told I could reapply a year later,...... but if I gain employment elsewhere, I would hope it to be permanent....however THAT was the position/shift and location I wanted! (It may seem crazy but it was for personal reasons, having cared for & lost a loved one who was on peritoneal dialysis, & this was the same renal unit they initially spent months ....then after years of caring for them, they passed away. After that I decided to go to nursing school.)

    When I contacted the recruiter she said since the assessment is job specific, & that candidates can apply to other positions in which they meet the minimum qualifications of the position. She said they utilize the same job pattern for all staff RN positions. I am not sure if "job specific" means only for that particular RN position, or for ANY RN position....Someone said this is something that will probably be done away with......... AFTER a facility realizes it is losing prospectively good employees.

    A friend told me that they heard if you are very religious or have high morals, that you don't do well on the assessment, & if one fails the assessment they have either been found to be very, very honest or very, very dishonest. Also, I was advised by someone that in order to pass the assessment, one should answer very "middle of the road", because they are looking for someone very open minded.(which I am, and also honest). One question I am sure I answered incorrectly was: "You have never said anything to offend anyone." I answered YES, because I'm sure I have done that sometime, but this was a statement, not a question, so I should have answered NO. Has anyone else had experience with this? ANY advice would be greatly APPRECIATED!!

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    Speaking of "profile assessments".....I recently graduated with my RN degree, and amazingly the position I have always wanted from the time I started school became available. I knew several of the veteran nurses who encouraged me to apply for that position but said I would have to complete a profile assessment ...and that it was "the devil" to pass. I wasn't worried at all because it seemed to be about honesty/integrity, socialization, etc...I was sure I would have no problem. I completed the profile assessment and later noticed the position was filled. I called to inquire and was told I had failed the profile assessment! I was devastated because I never dreamed I would not pass a profile assessment! I was told one could reapply a year later, but if I gain employment elsewhere, I would hope it to be permanent....however THAT was the position/shift and location I wanted. When I contacted the recruiter she said since the assessment is job specific, and that candidates can apply to other positions in which they meet the minimum qualifications of the position. She said they utilize the same job pattern for all staff RN positions. A friend told me that they heard if you are very religious or have high morals, that you don't do well on the assessment, and if one fails it then they have either been found to be very, very honest or very, very dishonest. Also, I was told that in order to pass the assessment, one has to be very "middle of the road", because they are looking for someone very open minded.(which I am, and also honest) I am not sure if "job specific" means only for that particular RN position, or for ANY RN position....Has anyone else had experience with this? Someone said this is something that will probably be done away with AFTER a facility realizes it is losing prospectively good employees. ANY would be APPRECIATED!!



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