Had 3 Years Experience Yet Rejected by Aptitude Test
Guys I have read you page on aptitude test and found it to be the most enlightening. I didn't notice until reading your page that this is a way to put only certain people in a job and keeping you to do what job "prescribed" even if you can do the job despite flunking the "aptitude" test.
Do you guys mind if I you take a practice aptitude test here (URL deleted by the Admin… against rules) and see if some of the question here relate to the job of "shelf filler or customer service"
Not sure if they have closed this down already but some question have "the strongly disagree" to "strongly agree" levels.
Some questions include things like:
"Do you listen to other people's conversations?"
"Will you do anything to get ahead?"
"Have you ever lied?"
"Do you admit when you are wrong?"
"Would you lie to protect someone?"
"Would you take the blame for someone?"
"Do you like to be in control of others?"
Now since you guys are psychologists I would like to know of these questions are part of some sort of personality profiling and would like to know if this is what is required of doing menial jobs such as Shelf filling or working in a checkout?
Because I have had an extensive 3 years working in a gas station/convenience store and when I took the test for Coles (it is a convenience store much like a 7 eleven) I scored low (about 5% percent in aptitude)on this and based on that I was considered unqualified even though I have had 3 year experience in dealing with customers, stacking shelves, ordering stock, etc????
Why would I need to also be tested for high cognitive skills when the job requires you to just replenish stock, re-shelve, clean or/and count money?
Someone please give me an answer?