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Old 07-22-2013, 06:27 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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And if that's the only job available is it still better than a McJob?

I think so, I would just have to come home and write scripts so I could get a lot of sales
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: California
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I was talking with my parents and I notice that suggestions that they offer such as going to job fairs are out dated and irrelevant.

And yet my company is going to participate in their 3rd job fair this year, next month. So, I guess you should tell my bosses that the job fairs they have hired people from are outdated and irrelevant.

I want to know why is it that many people do not have a clue

But it would also seem that you are not all that savvy.

either how tough it is to be looking for work, the new processes and/or the way companies handle the processes.

Again, I guess my company must just be confused.

As I said to them, with my experience in retail and getting a customer service degree

What the heck is a customer service degree????? There is no such thing from ANY university...100% positive you can not get a B.A. in Customer Service. Management, maybe...

I should not "fail" a retail assessment (and yes I did just strongly agree/disagree except one in that portion.)

Yet, you state that you know how hiring is handled...but don't and that you have the oddest degree I have ever heard someone claim...so I am guessing you did not do as well on that assessment as you think....
Ummmmmm.....
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I know I am not perfect in the job search. There are things I've done wrong but the hard part is what works for one doesn't work for others. Some personality tests are based around sa/sd answers others aren't. Other parts are more about the particular what would you do in a situation where several answers COULD be right in some way or the best answer is combining two together. Say for a co-worker who has bad safety record wants to "help" you show a new hire safety procedures the answers are:
  1. Let them help.
  2. Say no thanks to them.
  3. Tell the manager.
Obviously 1 is wrong but 2 and 3 could be right in different ways or perhaps you do 2 and then do 3 after training is over for the day.

I am not trying to make a cop-out but these assessment tests are not flawless. I am not even going into finding answers online. I am just saying that the answers can be better explained in a reasonable written response rather than speed through the multiple choice section. Unless a book test, most of these answers could be subjective to what is correct and incorrect. If I were running a company and used these tests, I would try to use these written answers in some way.

Also my degree is in business management with a certificate in customer relations that I got through the school.

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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For the personality tests you must answer them as if you were a wimp who doesn't question anything, and is content with being pushed around. Basically, you need to answer as a positive stooge.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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For the personality tests you must answer them as if you were a wimp who doesn't question anything, and is content with being pushed around. Basically, you need to answer as a positive stooge.
Sorry, but this only demonstrates how very little you know about personality tests and how they're analyzed..
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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For the personality tests you must answer them as if you were a wimp who doesn't question anything, and is content with being pushed around. Basically, you need to answer as a positive stooge.
False.

Might be one of the barriers you claim to encounter on a regular basis.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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I went to a teaching job fair at a school district (the district shall be nameless) last Thursday and one of the interviewers who was a teacher had a nose ring on. A freaking nose ring on!!!!!!!! Talk about unprofessional!!!!!!!!!!

And yes, she had to be in her mid to late 30's. So one would assume she would have been "wiser" since she's older, however, this was not the case.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I went to a teaching job fair at a school district (the district shall be nameless) last Thursday and one of the interviewers who was a teacher had a nose ring on. A freaking nose ring on!!!!!!!! Talk about unprofessional!!!!!!!!!!

And yes, she had to be in her mid to late 30's. So one would assume she would have been "wiser" since she's older, however, this was not the case.
Body jewelry and tattoos are less and less taboo. Now I am not saying let's have knuckle tattoos or naked people on your body but we are in and age where we are more accepting of it. Personally I have no problem with piercings or tattoos. I myself wouldn't do a piercing but tattoos, sure.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Why do I have a problem? Is it me or the job fairs?
You are the problem. You fail to see what you should do and your attitude towards the process is terrible. Yes, when I look for employees, I want to prescreen the bad, so I better be impressed before I interview someone.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:48 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Job Fairs are pointless but I would never tell the people who I help find jobs because it's my job to pretend they are really helpful.
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