What is the best way to handle those annoying psychological tests?
Well, first of all, you need to understand why companies use these tests. Do you know why some companies have gone to these tests? It’s because they have been burned so many times in the past with bad hires they will look for any “magic wand” they can wave to find that perfect candidate, that’s why. The problem is, there is no such “magic wand” out there.
In my years in this business I have found these psychological tests will come in cycles. It seems every other year, or so, we will get a new doctor from some institution that has a psychological test that really works this time! It’s fail proof! Well, I have experience with these tests and they are anything but “fail proof”.
When companies administer these psychological tests they will say something like this, “There isn’t any right or wrong answer” and “This will give us an idea of you and your skill sets” and “What you need to work on” and this is my favorite “Don’t worry about this test, it’s just a tool for us, it will not determine which candidate we hire” Guess what? That’s a bunch of baloney!
If you do not “score” well on any psychological test YOU WILL NOT GET THE POSITION! Trust me on this. I have too much experience with these tests. That’s why these companies use them!
So, how do you handle those ANNOYING psychological tests? Good question. I have witnessed candidates do such an exceptional job in the interview the company decided not to administer the test. Basically they waived the test. It’s happened. I have also had companies so stuck in the mud with these tests they would literally give a quarterback test to Payton Manning! I am not kidding!
So, try to blow them away in the interview and see if they will waive the test for you. If not, then you will have to take the test and answer these idiotic questions to the best of your ability and see what happens. Hopefully, you will answer the questions the “right way” and get the position. I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!
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