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Great answer! I totally forgot about positions requiring great responsibility for the lives of others. I also agree with you about interviews. Meeting people face to face can reveal so much more I think.
Lisa, thanks for voting my answer "Best Answer"! I'm surprised, but quite pleased: there were many good answers to this question.
It was really hard to pick a best answer but you made a great point when you mentioned jobs that affect lives. Also, there is a lot of research online stating that psychometric tests are invalid so you make a good point about interviews.
I was about to answer this question and then I perused your answer. Excellent work, you have indeed "nailed" it...
You've highlighted a lot of different aspects of the process here. It seems there are so many areas where it could go wrong.
Thanks connorj. I'm pretty sure you can add more to the discussion and answers.
I love taking them too because the whole thing fascinates me. Have you done the Myers Briggs test yet?
Yes. I've taken it several times, Lisa. INFP. What did you discover?
I'm with you two--psychometric tests are fun and sometimes illuminating. (I'm an ENTJ--usually :-) ).
I'm an ENFP, :D I've done different tests but I always come out as the same.
I share your opinion, Rodney! Taking things in context is highly important.
I think, personally, that you won't know how someone will do in a job until months after you've hired them, so the less time spent interviewing and testing the better. The candidate may accept another job if you take too long deciding/testing.
I agree with Laura here. I think that people are capable of adapting their personalities to fit the job. Tests tend to show me to hate rules and routines but I was a teacher for 13 years! I adapted because the job needed it...
I am agree with both of you but I just mention the official point of view. I also don't like these kind of testings bcuz they always bother me.