Originally posted by kevinCostner
Just to share my thoughts......
bThen comes next the PERSONALITY EXAM, which i think is very odd since ive got to finish the test in 30 short minutes for a 120-question module. I don't know if the company gives emphasis on the personality test but i damn sucked.. at some instance, i wanted to be an introvert, and at some instance i prefer to be an extrovert so that may look confusing when they find out what type of personality I have. IS THE PERSONALITY TEST OF THE APPLICANT A VERY BIG FACTOR IN HIRING THEM? I MEAN, Its just a Test,.. or does it really have a strong impact on the employers?
Depends. For some, the personality test (PT) is a "must". It comes in handy when all the short-listed applicants share almost the same technical qualifications. The PT results might be the deciding factor in separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.
As to "faking" the test, a good psychometrician should be able to handle that.
I once quit a job even before starting. Despite having aced 3 interviews (1 panel) and being told by the Project Director (foreign donor side) that I was hired and should start as soon as possible, the HRD Director of one Phil. government agency insisted for me to take all 4 personality tests before my hiring could be made official. (how's that for a run on? ) Well, I refused to take their psychological tests because of "prinsipyo". The HRD director insisted and even sanctimoniously lectured me on the importance of testing. I reminded her she was preaching to the choir leader.
She then assured me they'd just have to "go through the motion" of testing because it was SOP. She even indirectly threatened me-- "no test, no job". Huh! In 2 days, I accepted a teaching position in Manila. You bet I couldn't wait to discuss about the principles of testing in one of my classes.
Lesson? Don't follow me.
Unless you're already experienced and very confident about your marketability, play the application game well. Or I should say-- dance with the wolves carefully.
I don't mean for you to kiss employers'/recruiters' arses. Don't be too much of an upstart either. Makiramdam ka lang and keep the balance.
Hope this helps.