toyrobott in springfield, Oregon said: yes, im in the same boat. Help us someone. I know that is the only thing keeping me from getting at least a interview:(
This is what I did: First, (Monday) I went to the store and asked an associate (in the dept I'm interested in) if they were hiring or if they were short handed. After the associate told me that yes, they were hiring I went and applied online.
Second: Most people on this forum say to put either "strongly agree" or "strongly disagree" I myself don't remember if I put more strongly(s) then just agree/disagree.
Thirdly: I called the store I was applying to (Tuesday) and asked for the MANAGER. I didn't just talk to anyone, I specifically asked for the manager. Told them my name and why i was calling. That I had heard from an Associate they were hiring in (blank) department and that I applied online last night and would just like to "notify you" that I have done so. She took my name and number. =)
I got a call from the dept manager today (Friday) and have an interview on Monday. I don't know how I did on my test or even if I passed. But showing initiative and taking charge of your application process pretty much guarantees you a job with someone. Sitting back and waiting for things to fall in your lap doesn't work as efficiently as calling everyday and checking up on your application. Even if they get annoyed, don't stop until they give you a SOLID answer. Personality tests shouldn't sub for hard working individuals.
Good Luck & Best Wishes