Originally posted by kevinCostner
Just to share my thoughts......
I just had this Job application a week ago and the company I applied in called me three times in a span of two weeks, one for the technical test, the other one for the personality test and the latest is for the workshop.
There's nothing to loose, as many people might say, but not for me since i have a job now and absences in a probationary status is a big No, No- specially if you wanted to make an good impression on your bosses., I came to the appointments anyway not minding that I may not be regularized on my current job since I was very optimistic that I will be hired in the job i am applying for since the HR personnel consistently gives me a call and encourages me to come to those appointments though she knew that I have a job now. (anyway, i have no right to blame her in the first place since i submitted my resume not thinking of the consequences this application might bring out)
Ive already made three absences in my current job now just to give way to my application on this company since they offer a better, higher-paying job, (and more beautiful secretaries, i may add
Here is the thing.. I had a good score on the Technical exams, i mean, I think, that I really did very well.
Then 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?
Moving on, here comes the Workshop.. I dont have any Idea at all what this workshop is all about. I even thought that It was an acting or singing workshop or whatever whimsical workshop I might think since the word "workshop" is stereotyped..
anyway, i soon found out that the workshop is like a test of your communication skills, and your skills to reason out and make some firm judgement on the data that they will give you..
so then it came, all 9 qualified applicants has to point out their decisions and justify such decisions.. The thing that really sucked in me is that I am a born debater, so whenever some people made some "negative" remarks on my statements, i always follow it up with a further elaboration but I don't threw their statements in back in their faces. I mean, I just can't help but to elaborate. Is this a bad attitude?.. What kind of interpersonal skills should be "desirable" in these kind of matters??
Please help me..
(anyway, as of presstime, i am still waiting for their call, but it seems like i didn't make it in the workshop, I dont know why, but definitely, it is not because I am an introvert, That's a sure thing!)
It was one of those experience that did not turn out right but sure did give me lessons so that I may not be wrong again the next time...
CAN ANYBODY ANALYZE MY SITUATION NOW? Is it ethical to give them a call asking about my job application status?? or should i forget everything and move on??
Your advice would be greatly appreciated..