Those Frustrating Assesments
Just a quick truth about assessments for those not aware and should really know:
If you don't match certain key parts that their filter is looking for, or respond in certain ways, your application is filtered out and not even looked at by hr.
A lot of companies who have you apply online have those assesments as a way for them to try and filter out applications they don't want to deal with.
For example: I worked as a temp for Sprint. I ran their kiosk on my own for a couple months but with my temp contract running out I had applied to work permanently with Sprint. I didn't pass their assessment and according to the ditrict manager I talked to, no one had been passong their online assessment for months...which explains why in my state none of the kiosks have full time Sprint employees and only third party temps because the assessment is so strict in their filtering no one is passing.
Other companies don't have filters as strict as Sprint's thankfully, and there are still some out there that don't have assessments. Sadly though, it's becoming more and more common for an online assesment.
Be careful with those assesments. And think about your answer the questions. How you answer determines whether HR gets to actually LOOK at your application. Some places that has these online assessments also has a way for you to see the status of your app. So make sure to keep an eye on that.
These assements are there to see aspects of your personality and how it may fit the view of the company, so that filter looks for what the company wants.
Sad sucky truth. So just do what you can with those and do your best not to get frustrated. The long time in getting a response thst I mentioned in a previous post also factors into that.
Over qualified & Job scared.
I just got back from my second interview for a construction company. I applied for a heavy equipment operator position. I have 30 years experience. I showed up 15 minutes early. They told me they liked me and my experience from first interview. They informed me the superintendent would have final say. So they wanted me to show that I could do what I claimed. They sent to a job site and put me on 3 different pieces of equipment. A front end loader,excavator and a bulldozer. I ran each one for about 15mins.each. They had a pipe crew that was trying to connect to existing water line. Superintendent told me they had been trying for 2 days. I told the pipe Forman a couple of things to try. He did and made the connection in about 15mins. He thanked me for my help. The superintendent and I went to the site trailer and he said it was obvious I knew what I was doing. But he didn't need someone to do his job and I wasn't what he wasn't looking for. That I had to much experience for the position. Sounds job scared to me.
Out of work!
I had brain surgery in 2005. I have not worked since then but now I need to go back to work. When I did work I did Administrative, office assistant and clerk. When I apply for jobs I get so close but don't get the job because I don't do well testing. I know that I am qualified to do the job. I just don't test well.
Of late, I have filled out several applications for call center positions and in return the company has sent an assessment back for me to do. I see this as a good sign, but recently with 2 jobs, once I submit the assessment, I get the "We are going with another candidate response":( The assessments are questions that ask, do you agree or disagree with the statement. I'm sure most people have taken these. I am very honest with my answers but I don't know what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions? Why aren't my answers making me a good candidate for the job?
Interview went horribly wrong
A post office that is 20 minutes away from me was hiring for PSE, which is the clerk and people that sort the mail. I took the test and passed with an 85. Week later I got a call about an interview. She told me over the phone it would be part time and the hours do vary. I may also be doing some split shifts. I may work 6-8am then come back and work 3-5. I told her I am fine with that and the 20 minute drive does not bother me. We set up the interview. I'm all pumped for this interview. It maybe part time, but, the benefits and pay from a post office are great. I would have been set. I get to the interview and everything starts out great. But then, they remind me about the split shifts and the drive I would be making. Once again I tell them I am fine with that. The lady I talked to on the phone kept saying they do not pay for mileage and gas keeps getting more and more expensive as the nice weather continues. I told her I understand, but, the drive does not bother me. I'm in Illinois, so, they also kept bringing up how bad winter can be and I cannot miss work due to weather. One person that misses makes everyone else mad and doubles their work load. I told them if the weather is bad I will leave early to give myself time to get there, I will not miss work due to weather. Then we got to my jobs. One question they asked was "how well do you get along with your co-workers and supervisors?" I told them great. I always get along with them no matter the situation. She saw on the application I put I left because of management for one of my jobs. I explained what happened. Which was she showed favoritism towards family. If we were not family we were the ones she would come to when she wanted to do something with them. The lady interviewing me told me I just lied. I told her no I didn't. She said "you said you get along with your supervisors. This sounds different to me." I told her I do get along with my supervisors no matter the situation. She treats her family better than us. I tried talking to her, but it got me nowhere. I did not want to resign, but, I was not going to continue to get treated like nothing all because she has family working there when she is not supposed to." The lady that was sitting in there listening said sounds like you bring drama with you. The lady doing the interview told me to wait a couple weeks I should get an email. As I was getting ready to leave saying bye and thank you for having me. The lady interviewing me kept interrupting me saying okay bye and kept rushing me out. I was beyond frustrated and disappointed. I wanted the job, but, how the interview turned I know I am not getting the position. I even called a couple times to see if the position was full and that I was still interested, but, she has yet to call me back.
whitney north carolina job assessement tests
why do some jobs give u a assessment test .when it has nothing to do with your job I applied for overnight stocker and had to take to a 20 test. passed the test for Lowes had interview didn't get the job I think because of hrs they open at 7am . I have a daughter who works close to the job I have but her hrs are 8 to 4 or 2 to close McDonald's. man so I figure I can come in at 9 am to 2 pm or work overnight or even come on at 5 to 10 I looking for part time job because I plan on going back to college. but why the test?