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HaleythePM in Kirkland, Washington

84 months ago

TF in Jesup, Georgia said: I've been asked to complete a 40-60 minute online assessment at profilesac.com. Does anybody know what type of assessment this is?

I'm sure you know what it is now but for people who don't know, it's a 5 part assessment. The first part is personality drivin: "people describe me as outgoing" agree or disagree. The 2nd part is a completely annoying math test. I've been a professional for many years and they're asking me to do algebra? I'm a PM, this type of test had no relevance for me.

The next portion is vocabulary. The following was word association and the last was just self identification. Caucasion, female, etc.

I hope this helps others who have to take this test. If you've been in the work force for more than 5 years, you'll be surprised. I found most of it to be completely unnecessary and a waste of time.

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Roma in Odenton, Maryland

66 months ago

Hi!

I have to give this exam and I would really appreciate if you could let me know more specifics about verbal and math. Is it close to GRE and GMAT or much easier. Please if you can email me with some examples - that would be great.

Thanks
Sonal

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EP in Woodridge, Illinois

58 months ago

Roma in Odenton, Maryland said: Hi!

I have to give this exam and I would really appreciate if you could let me know more specifics about verbal and math. Is it close to GRE and GMAT or much easier. Please if you can email me with some examples - that would be great.

Thanks
Sonal

I read this string and wonder if anyone has insight into the above questions on "specifics." I too have to take this and am simply being proactive in trying to make sure my answers fit the position description and functional responsibilities as best as possible. I greatly appreciate any insight that is out there.

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weblee in Houston, Texas

38 months ago

I took their assessment yesterday and after two weeks of phone interviews, remote desktop technical tests and in person interviews I was dropped like a hot rock after the assessment! I requested some feedback but all I received was there was something revealed the hiring manager didnt like. The exam says you can only use a calculator when you take the math portion and you should not use other programs or pencil and paper. I guess if you score too highly they assume you cheated.

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stewart in Houston, Texas

20 months ago

I recently took the test. Depending on the position your going for should guide how you answer the questions, in my opinion. So if your going for a sales role, but you like to be alone, well that probably wont get you a next interview. There are questions to test your honesty. For example, I never lose my temper or have never lost my temper. From what I learned these absolute questions need to be answered honestly or else they will know your are gaming the system. The math sections I was able to use a calculator but you should be very familiar with how to work your calculator. For example, the y^x power. Also, know how to quickly break down numbers into their prime numbers to look for patterns. The word association was the most difficult for me. They find some obscure words that nobody uses and expect you to put together an analogy.

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Victor in Mesa, Arizona

6 months ago

I too took the tests, though I did not finish them. I was fairly impressed until I realized there were numerous repeated and paraphrased questions relating to trust, honesty, morals, personal integrity and other similar human traits. The most prevalent, frequently asked (and eventually annoying) repeated questions pertained to company theft and illegal drug abuse at work.
I also became disturbed with the rather generic and stereotyping questions. For example: people usually do 'abc' or 'xyz'. I also became annoyed at questions that were very
broad in nature making very broad generalizations about people. Questions also related to paranoia, fear of others, loathing, insecurity, deception etc. Then there were questions relating to one's knowledge concerning Math, number sequencing, English comprehension, pattern comparisons, and other similar aptitude tests. I suppose if one were applying to work in the CIA, NSA or FBI, this might be an appropriate method to evaluate such candidates.
On second thought, they're not moral and honest either.

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fran in Delray Beach, Florida

6 months ago

Is there a time limit on this test?

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