Employers, this is why you’re hurtin’ these days!
Just applied for a retail, customer service position. (Keep that in mind, folks.)
The application returned a request for some “skills assessment” questions.
They were all “choose a.) or b.)” format. No leeway if neither applied. Nor if both were equally valid.
Some of the questions? (And yes, I have screenshots.) Mind you, there were SEVENTY-FIVE of these, just to complete an application.
Here we go!
Which statement do you agree with more?
1.) I know how it impacts my co-workers when I miss work.
2.) It’s easy for me to adjust if plans change.
1.) Co-workers would say I’m an easy person to talk with.
2.) I try hard to make sure I don’t miss meetings.
1.) Others know I do what I’m asked to do.
2.) I don’t let my emotions get the best of me.
1.) I can deal with problems that come my way.
2.) I keep my commitments.
1.) I keep working even when distracting things happen.
2.) Others know I keep my promises.
1.) I’m drawn to people who can teach me something.
2.) I don’t pretend to know more than what I really know.
1.) I like to learn as much as I can about new things.
2.) My co-workers can trust me to be honest.
… remember, you can only pick ONE description about yourself …
1.) I work well with people from different backgrounds.
2.) It’s important to me to start what I finish.
1.) I’m open to suggestions of ways to better myself.
2.) I make sure to complete my work obligations.
And then there was another multi-question series, starting with "How often do you believe that OTHER PEOPLE… "
… take small things from their company?
… do the right thing?
… lie to their manager?
… bend the rules to get ahead?
As a reminder: this was for a basic sales/customer service/retail position.
70+ “gotcha” style questions.
But sure, tell me AAALLLLLLL about how no employer is hiring, how all the out-of-work folks are deadbeat ingrates (welfare queens?) and how we should be falling on our knees grateful that some corporate overlord is willing to hire our sorry ass.