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Old 07-13-2012, 11:45 AM
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Just wondering what the chances are to get interview incase you did badly in the psychometric aptitude tests on either numerical/verbal/inductive.

Or do they just ignore anyone who didn't pass the threshold no matter how good the CV is?

Also does it depend on the industry, like if you compared Finance to Energy sector? Which one would be more merciful incase your aptitude tests were slightly bad?
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:09 PM
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It depends on the industry, I would assume, but with so many people out of work these days, it is easy for companies to just toss out applicates for any perceived flaws.

If you have connections or a really good and in-demand skill set, that might help.

Good luck.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:40 PM
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An interviewer for a giant labor union I interviewed with told me I received one of the highest scores he has ever seen on the psychometric exam that I took for an analyst job for the labor union. I still didn't end up getting the job despite doing well in the interview and scoring high because my work experience was completely corporate even though my skills were more than transferable. In any case, you aren't going to get an interview if you perform poorly in the psychometric exam nor will you land the job just because you performed well.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:20 PM
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Maybe they will get rid of HR someday. Obviously, HR can't screen anymore. Years ago, a person in Personnel would be able to talk to someone and figure out if they were worth pursuing. In fact, they'd turn over such a candidate to the hiring manager.

With expensive tests and online applications filtering out those applying, HR is putting itself right out of business. Benefits and other concerns can be managed by outside firms much cheaper and more efficiently, and policies are dictated by management anyway.
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