Has anyone heard of this? I received an unsolicited e-mail from someone who I presume is a recruiter (he used an aol account, and never identified his company or who he was recruiting for). It was a generic message describing a position that my background (based on my resume posted on monster.com) would seem a good fit for. Before any more information will be sent out, he requires that I take the Thomas-Jung Type Indicator test, (a test he claims has its roots from Myers-Briggs). There is a link in my email, directing me to a page to print out, follow the directions, and fax the results. In short, it’s a handwriting analysis test.
Here is a link to the test : Thomas-Jung Type Indicator
A quick search on Google didn’t turn up much. I did find one link in groups, but not much info. is there, other than someone asking about the test. One person who responded debunked its validity.
My questions are these:
- Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with the test?
- What would be the motivation of someone to send an email like that out? It’s not asking for money (not yet, anyway).
Personally, I’d never work for a company that would make a judgement based on a writing sample. Very strange.