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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Are You Defective?




So, my current life as an employee for the Man has not been all that blissful. I've been applying any place I can find an application for, and absolutely lying on the "How many jobs have you applied for in the last 6 months?" Well 1-3, of course. I wish that were true, and that any of these applications were producing anything other than wasted time. I do not appreciate on-line applying. I'll do just about anything the internet way, but I feel my job application process needs to be human. Unfortunately, many places are strictly doing on-line applying, and before any interviews can happen, applicants must complete a rather extensive personality evaluation.

This is where I must be falling short. I cannot seem to grasp these things for the life of me. One would think after my many failed attempts, I would at least be able to lie. This is apparently not the case, as I have received no call backs from my most recent attempts. Questions about leadership, the type of people I find annoying, and what I might do in a "what if" situation. I can't even coast through a few with the "moderate" safe zone answers, as it is not an option. Strongly disagree, disagree, agree, and strongly agree are the only possibilities. The questions are repetitive, only varied mildly in the wording. Usually about 100 of them, and by the end I am definitely not someone anyone wants to work with. Perhaps around the holiday season stores will be desperate, and willing to hire the professionally inept. One can surely hope.

2 comments:

The Commentator said...

Aw man, I hear you.

They are insipid. You want to scream at the screen "if only you could meet me! Then you'd see!"

These days you may as well go with a head hunter.

Besides, just who are these people screening the resumes?

Danny said...

There are a few other things I'd like to scream as well.