"Behind the Scenes"
|March 2015||The monthly newsletter by Felgall Pty Ltd|
I have recently taken two tests (from different sites) mainly with the objective of seeing what sort of questions are being included in these tests rather than trying to evaluate my knowledge of the subjects (since both were subjects that I know quite well).
What is really worrying to me is that there are probably lots of tests on the web that claim to serve the serious purpose of actually telling an employer just how much about a given subject that a potential employee knows but where those who created the test are themselves limited in their knowledge of the subject. This sort of problem can happen with a test on any subject but is more likely with subjects where the actual subject itself changes quite rapidly. Is a job applicant better off by not answering a question at all when all of the answers are wrong or are they better off selecting an answer they know to be wrong but which they guess is the one that the person who wrote the test thought incorrectly was the right answer?
Has I been asked to take that test by a potential employer then I think that my response would have been to stop taking the test when I got to the first question where it became obvious that the person who created the test wasn't up to date and didn't know the topic properly. I would then want to question the company with regard to why they were using such a poor test. It would of course be quite possible that the company was presenting that test in order to find out if the candidate knew enough to actually question the suitability of the test and that only candidates sure enough of themselves to question it would be considered for the job. If on the other hand they thought that was an appropriate test to use then I would have quickly determined that I wouldn't want to work there.
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