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Did Your Employer Give You a Personality Test?

For some employers, a resume and interview aren’t enough. They want to know what you might not be telling them — or might not even know — about yourself. Those employers turn to personality tests to help with the hiring process.

We’re not talking Myers-Briggs, though; these tests ask you to rank how strongly you agree with certain statements, describe how you’d respond in seemingly non-work-related situations, and even complete math problems and patterns. The end result is that employers (theoretically) get a breakdown of your strengths and weaknesses, and even what positions you’re best suited for.

I’ve both administered and taken these tests, and although they can be pretty painful to get through, they sometimes produce interesting insight into people’s personalities. Have you ever encountered one?

Source: Flickr User danocamera

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