The book (Ace the Corporate Personality Test) arrived yesterday. So far I have learned that the tests are now in widespread use because employers no longer want to provide letters of recommendation on current or former employees due to fear of being sued if they turn out to be idiots or crooks.
The tests that you do online are scored within seconds and the employer has a printout in front of him along with recommendations: Hire, do not hire, maybe hire. And they have never seen nor spoken to you!
Your test results are not destroyed, but saved and may become part of a national database, making them available to other potential employers or others (research companies) who are willing to pay a fee. You have no legal protection in this regard.
In today’s world, company loyalty and a guarantee of long time employment do not exist.
Just a sampling, and that’s just up to page 6!!
Now a word to the wise: If you are collecting UI, do not volunteer!! During this time of job searching, I wanted to volunteer at the church nursery. They put an ad in the bulletin that they needed help. But, no good deed goes unpunished. The church made comments to the unemployment office that the position was a real job and that I refused it. It isn’t a real job, was not presented to me that way, and I let the church know that if I lose my unemployment insurance, I expect them to pay me what I lost. I have to wait till next week to find out how contact was made in the first place, why the statements were made (by a man who I do not know and never met!!) and what they are going to do to fix this mess. The UI is the only means I have of survival. Depressed? You bet I am.