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Old 01-28-2014, 04:10 AM
 
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Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:27 AM
 
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If you want the job, answer the questions the way they want them to be answered.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:35 AM
 
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well yeah of course.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:45 AM
 
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Take your time and good luck!
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:20 AM
 
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Answer the question either strongly agree or strongly disagree . Don't answer the other options listed. I have answered questions that way and have been called back to interview several times .
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:38 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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You have to put yourself in the place of the employer and answer the way they would want you to. Sometimes it's not that easy, because they will have "trick" questions, so think carefully before answering.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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I've had them asks the same question twice but worded differently.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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Answer the question either strongly agree or strongly disagree . Don't answer the other options listed. I have answered questions that way and have been called back to interview several times .
Absolutely this. There are right and wrong answers for each question. Unless you absolutely can't figure out which answer is the most pro-company then you should always answer strongly (dis)agree. The questions basically boil down to simple things like "Is stealing from the company ok?" "Is lying okay?" "Is it okay to turn away a customer for any reason." If you can distill the wordy question down to the basic root it should be easy to figure out which answer they are looking for.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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There are right and wrong answers for each question.
This is completely untrue, and anyone who actually knows about the construction and validity of these types of tests will tell you that. That is not to say some potential employers may be mis-using these tests by scoring items as "right" or "wrong", but the bottom line is that these are not how these tests are designed.

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If you can distill the wordy question down to the basic root it should be easy to figure out which answer they are looking for.
Not really, as most of these types of tests are scored based on domains which are made up of multiple questions scattered throughout the assessment - individual answers are relatively meaningless; scores on domains included in the assessment are what matter more. Most people skilled with the use of these tests can easily identify when someone is trying to answer in a certain way (i.e., trying to figure out what the "correct" answer is)

To the OP - simply answer answer each question as honestly as you can and don't over-think them or stress over them. This thread comes up over and over on here and those who will tell you that there is a systematic way to answer these items, or that there are right and wrong ways to answer them is giving you an uneducated opinion and has no real clue what they are talking about.

Occasionally someone with a real background / degree(s) in psychometric assessments will hop in to a thread and try to explain how these types of assessments really work, but they frequently get drowned out by people who like to think they know better.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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You have to put yourself in the place of the employer and answer the way they would want you to. Sometimes it's not that easy, because they will have "trick" questions, so think carefully before answering.
Yeah like the you are training a new employee and a fellow employee who is known for safety infractions asks to give the safety spiel. What do you do
Allow him to do it, respectfully decline, tell management or Irene or two other options.
This is a trick because respectfully decline and tell management are both good answers.
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