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Old 07-27-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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I recently went for a job interview where I had to fill out a handwriting sample for analysis. Has anyone ever had to do this before?
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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That's pretty odd.

If they did that to me, they'd tell me I'm qualified to be a doctor. (That's why I type everything.)
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Yeah, I thought it was odd too.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:58 AM
 
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Whatever floats their boat. If they are basing who they hire on handwriting analysis, they deserve the employees they get.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:07 AM
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My husband had to do this when he went to work for a computer company. It is amazing what your handwriting tells about you. I have studied handwriting analysis a little to be able to recognize characteristics of people. A persons signature is not sufficient to be able to judge. Your signature tells what you think of yourself, but your handwriting gives your real characteristics. You can find several books about this in the library. Handwriting analysis is a science.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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My husband had to do this when he went to work for a computer company. It is amazing what your handwriting tells about you. I have studied handwriting analysis a little to be able to recognize characteristics of people. A persons signature is not sufficient to be able to judge. Your signature tells what you think of yourself, but your handwriting gives your real characteristics. You can find several books about this in the library. Handwriting analysis is a science.
I think I will do a little research on this. Check out this link:

http://handwriting.feedbucket.com/

Now, tell me how are you supposed to get a true reading of your handwriting when you are writing with a computer mouse. Come on now!

http://www.viewzone.com/handwriting.html

More information at the above link.

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Old 02-06-2009, 12:21 AM
 
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Default Why did you say that, elgusano?

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Whatever floats their boat. If they are basing who they hire on handwriting analysis, they deserve the employees they get.
Hi there elgusano. I know you posted this a while ago, but just in case you happen to see this.....what do you mean? Thank you for your time.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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I went to a job fair where they wanted a handwriting sample, but disguised it as a "contest" Actually it was a seminar format, then they asked all of us to copy a quote on the board in handwriting, then sign our name, then put it in a pot for a drawing--the prize--a tee shirt with the company's logo! Wow!

come on, it they wanted a handwriting sample, why didn't they just ask for one? Probably dancing around the legalities.
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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I applied for a job once which required a 5 question psych test. 5 questions??? WTH With a previous employer I had taken the Myers Briggs test to help the marketing folks understand the programmers and vice versa... LOL. It was about 20 pages. Then, at this same previous company, for any upper mgmt positions you had to see a psychologist and take further test. I failed for whatever reason (they don't tell you, the test are property of company since they paid for it) and didn't get the upper mgmt position. They then hired a new IT VP who didn't believe in the, what I call 'nutjob' test, and promoted me into the position when the person who got job before me quit after 3 mos.

BTW... the 5 question psych test job went to inhouse employee.
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