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by TazziRN TazziRN, RN (Member)

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Today I got a call from the home health agency that I want to work for, setting up an appt for me to meet with the agency's owner....apparently the last step before being made an offer. This evening I got a call from the owner saying she wanted to meet later in the week, so I would have time to take a personality assessment. I just finished it, and it was weird! It was one of those where you have to answer as quickly as possible, the first answer that comes to mind. Then there were some math things in there, but not drug calc math. I barely remember how to convert fractions to figure out the answer, but I haven't had to add/subract negatives since middle school!! And no calculators allowed!

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texas_lvn specializes in Med/Surg, ER and ICU!!!.

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I had to do one of those when I was trying to be a leasing agent at an apartment complex. Some people use them and some dont. Good Luck.!!!!!!!

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I had to take one of those when I got my job at the hospital I work at now (if I remember correctly) and it was rather intense because they actually sat a timer down in front of you, threw the paper and pen in front of you and yelled begin then about 10 of us that were lined up at the table began. The quicker the better.

I know those are sometimes used to see how you deal with things under pressure but how on earth can they take that information seriously if you're rushing to get it done like that?!?!

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I just got hired to work for an agency. They gave me what seems a book to filled out. It has a blood pathogen test and a HIV test. I have to bring it back on Monday. I hope they don't give me a test like that. I would have a nervous breakdown, especially with the math.

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I dont ever remember having to take such a test,however I hate math myself.

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I'm surprised that an agency would go through such trouble. I've only had to take skills tests, which obviously were only a formality. Somebody in this organization probably has a pet preference for these things. The agencies I applied at were too busy trying to hire people than to be concerned with much more than whether your license is good to go.

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I was told that it doesn't have any influence on whether or not I'm hired, but it gives an idea of what the strengths and weaknesses are, like case manager spending most time in the office doing paperwork, or field nurse doing more pt care. I'm just not sure where the math comes into it. She did warn me not to freak out over the math, that everyone scores low because we're all used to using calculators and the test doesn't allow that.

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Natkat has 8 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in dialysis.

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I took one of those once. It had ridiculous questions along the lines of "how many times have you hit someone at work?" Well, duh, you'd better answer zero. They say it doesn't affect whether or not you get hired. But really, do you think they'd hire someone who answered they've hit someone at work 12 or more times? I think not.

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No questions like that. More like "between speaking in front of a group or working on craft project, which would you rather do?", or something like that.

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