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Job interview

  1. LookingForWalden profile image60
    LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago

    So I went for this job interview and they took me into this small room with a computer.
    I was told to put to sets of 18 phrases and words in order rom strongly agree to strongly disagree.
    At first glance the list seemed normal with things like

    The universe is beautiful.
    A newborn baby.
    A brilliant scientist.
    My job is helpful to the world.

    Then,

    My job means nothing.
    I am frustrated by my lack of knowledge of the universe.
    I contribute nothing to society.
    My work environment is terrible.

    And finally,

    Slavery
    Burning witches at the stake
    I curse the day I was born
    Global terrorism
    Torture

    The last five shocked and stumped me.
    I wasn't sure how to order them since they all seem really awful.
    I went with slavery as last , I forgot what I did with the others.
    Does anyone know of this test?
    In my mind I  imagine it focus more on where you place the middle of the pack work related questions.

    1. Captain Redbeard profile image61
      Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      May I ask what type of job you applied for?

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        sestasikposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'd be interested to hear that too.

      2. LookingForWalden profile image60
        LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Field engineer position at this huge construction company.

        1. Captain Redbeard profile image61
          Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Good luck buddy!! I hope you get it. It sounds like a good job!

          1. LookingForWalden profile image60
            LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you.

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      sestasikposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That does sound bizarre...And also, not applicable in some ways. It's a job interview - what if you don't have a work environment already?  Weird ! smile

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image61
      prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      looks weird, it is like which is more important to you - how you view your job, whether work environment matters to you, self worth and the last part is even weirder, you abhor slavery most.

      I hope you get the job, good luck

      1. LookingForWalden profile image60
        LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Slavery, at least in America effected way more people than any of the others that's how I made it the worst.

        In that context how could you not?

        One witch or one torture or even thousands in an act of terrorism versus hundreds of years of abuse of far frwater a number of people which basically includes all of the other stuff in it.

        Actually, I think it's weird you don't think it's the worse. When I find out the results tomorrow I'll let you know how wrong you are. Lol.

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
          prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          oh sorry about that I didn't mean to say that it is weird you abhor slavery. I don't know how to answer that myself, they are all equally bad to me, the last part...

          Hope you can get it really..

          1. LookingForWalden profile image60
            LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I was just kidding around with you. I didn't mean for that to sound serious so I apologize if it came out that way.

            I was just trying to show how I  attempted to put them in some order.
            Yeah they are all real bad and if you felt a different one was the worst I really couldn't argue with you, they are all so bad.

            Thanks for the hope. I appreciate it.

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      Go Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What ever happened to traits like team player, reliable, punctual, welcomes a challenge, good work ethic?

      1. LookingForWalden profile image60
        LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Scary times we live in.

  2. Captain Redbeard profile image61
    Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago

    It sounds just like really crazy though. Most jobs are becoming rediculous in their screening. I was denied for some reason 4 times at a warehouse 6 years ago, the possition I was applying for was a packer, pulling product off a shelf and stuffing it in boxes before pushing it off onto the belt. They asked questions like that is why I'm asking. It just seems stupid to ask about burning witches and slavery when the job has nothing to do with either.

    1. LookingForWalden profile image60
      LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.

  3. mel22 profile image61
    mel22posted 5 years ago

    Strange!

  4. mel22 profile image61
    mel22posted 5 years ago

    Maybe they accidentally slipped in the test meant for Dick Cheney !

    1. LookingForWalden profile image60
      LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Lol.

      When I asked the human resource person about it she told me it there was a tried and true formula behind it which can determine a persons judgement ability.

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    I sure haven't seen or administered this particular test, but it sounds a lot like some others. However, the phrases in this one have more capacity to shock the test taker, I think - perhaps a reflection of our culture. 

    Sometimes, corporations pay to have a test made for them alone. It still is usually tweaked until internal and external reliability, etc., are acceptable. 
    Has anyone else out there seen this test?

  6. American_Choices profile image84
    American_Choicesposted 5 years ago

    Is there a regulation that personality test results must be disclosed?

    1. LookingForWalden profile image60
      LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They're telling me tomorrow at the next interview.

  7. Elizabeth Espinos profile image59
    Elizabeth Espinosposted 5 years ago

    Yeah it's true, seeking job is not really very easy for someone who need it most.  Like here in the Philippines, they posted it that they need a personnel without specifying your position and when you begin to work, your job is not the same as what you are expecting for and the salary is ................ forget it..... you just turn into frustration.

  8. Elizabeth Espinos profile image59
    Elizabeth Espinosposted 5 years ago

    But I like the way you point it out, because it's actually happening in our society as of today generation.

  9. LookingForWalden profile image60
    LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago

    I got the job big_smile I'm psyched because it's a huge pay increase for me. Like $20,000.
    So I guess  i put the right order down lol.
    I'm going to ask them about the test when I go in so I'll post what they say about it.

    Thank you to all who wished me luck. <3

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
      prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well done! Congrats Walden - now its time to look for Walden...

 
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