Passing Online Application Assessments

Passing Online Application Assessments

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Assessing Students BEYOND the Classroom: Businesses are Assessing Future Employees!

The online application process typically has a “Personality/Employment Assessment” included as part of the application process. This is for screening purposes, serving as another tool that helps match a specific position and a person who fulfills the criteria for the position. There are indeed right and wrong answers that relate to specific job criteria. Typically, you have four options to choose from, when asked whether a statement applies to you or not. In most cases the correct answer is always “Strongly Agree” or “Strongly Disagree”:

  1. Strongly Disagree
  2. Disagree
  3. Agree
  4. Strongly Agree

If you get enough right answers, you go in the “interview” pile and you may be called in for an interview. If you get too many wrong answers, you go in the “no interview” pile and the store will be unable to proceed with the hiring process. Some businesses allow a wait time before you can retake the test to be reconsidered for employment.

The general idea of the test is to try to make sure that you are honest and hard-working but not too ambitious. You must be cheerful at all times and enjoy being around people all day. The answers are mostly straightforward. The only surprising answers are that they think it is good if you think that “You are somewhat a of a thrill-seeker” and that it is bad if you think “Many people cannot be trusted.”

Here are a few commonly used questions and answers:

Question Answer
Any trouble you have is your own fault SA
It is easy for you to feel what others are feeling SA
It is fun to go to events with big crowds SA
It is maddening when the court lets guilty criminals go free SA
When someone treats you badly, you ignore it SA
When you are done with your work, you look for more to do SA
When you go someplace, you are never late SA
When your friends need help, they call you first SA
You agree with people more often than you argue SA
You always try not to hurt people’s feelings SA
You are a friendly person SA
You are always cheerful SA
You are careful not to offend people SA
You are proud of the work you do at school or on a job. SA
You are somewhat a of a thrill-seeker SA
You avoid arguments as much as possible SA
You can wait patiently for a long time SA
You chat with people you don’t know SA
You could describe yourself as ‘tidy’ SA
You do not fake being polite SA
You do things carefully so you don’t make mistakes SA
You finish your work no matter what SA
You give direct criticism when you need to SA
You got mostly good grades in high school SA
You hate to give up if you can’t solve a hard problem SA
You have always had good behavior in school or work SA
You have confidence in yourself SA
You have no big regrets about your past SA
You have no big worries SA
You ignore people’s small mistakes SA
You keep calm when under stress SA
You know when someone is in a bad mood, even if they don’t show it SA
You like to be in the middle of a big crowd SA
You like to plan things before you do them. SA
You like to talk a lot SA
You love to be with People. SA
You love to listen to people talk about themselves SA
You make more sensible choices than careless ones SA
You rarely act without thinking SA
You think of yourself as being very sensible SA
You try to sense what others are thinking and feeling SA
You were absent very few days from high school SA
You work best at a slow but steady speed SA
You would rather work on a team than by yourself SA
Your friends and family approve of the things you do SA
Your moods are steady from day to day SA
It bothers you a long time when someone is unfair to you SD
It bothers you when you have to obey a lot of rules SD
It is hard to really care about work when the job is boring SD
Many people cannot be trusted SD
Other people’s feelings are their own business SD
People are often mean to you SD
People do a lot of annoying things SD
People do a lot of things that make you angry SD
People who talk all the time are annoying SD
People’s feelings are sometimes hurt by what you say SD
Right now, you care more about having fun than being serious at school or work SD
Slow people make you impatient SD
There are some people you really can’t stand SD
There’s no use having close friends; they always let you down SD
When people make mistakes, you correct them SD
When you are annoyed with something, you say so SD
When you need to, you take it easy at work SD
You are a fairly private person SD
You are more relaxed than strict about finishing things on time SD
You are not afraid to tell someone off SD
You are not interested in your friends’ problems SD
You are unsure of what to say when you meet someone SD
You are unsure of yourself with new people SD
You change from felling happy to sad without any reason SD
You could not deal with difficult people all day SD
You criticize people when they deserve it SD
You do not like small talk SD
You do not like to meet new people SD
You do not like to take orders SD
You do some things that upset people SD
You do what you want, no matter what others think SD
You don’t act polite when you don’t want to SD
You don’t believe a lot of what people say SD
You don’t care if you offend people SD
You don’t care what people think of you SD
you don’t work hard because it doesn’t pay off anyway SD
You don’t worry about making a good impression SD
You get angry more often that nervous SD
You get mad at yourself when you make mistakes SD
You have friends, but don’t like them to be too close SD
You have to give up on some things that you start SD
You ignore people you don’t like SD
You like to be alone SD
You like to take frequent breaks when working on something difficult SD
You look back and feel bad about things you’ve done SD
You say whatever is on your mind SD
You show it when you are in a bad mood SD
You sometimes thought seriously about quitting highschool SD
You swear when you argue SD
You would rather not get involved in other people’s problems SD
You’d rather not compete very much SD
You’ve done your share of troublemaking SD
Your stuff is often kind of messy SD