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I have had my resume on Monster forever. Even while I was happily employed. I am very particular about any job I apply for. I don’t just apply. I am very specific.
So to my surprise I received an email that sounds like THE perfect job for me. It requested my resume, a picture (funny), and the results of a Jung Typology Test. I have never had to take a test other than for State Board to get a job. Very interesting. Anyways I took it and was not surprised by the results. I was in management and an educator within my job at the same time.

Have you ever had to test for a job? What did it say about you? Were you surprised by the results?

Here is what it said about me:

Of all the Idealists, the Teacher (ENFJ) is the most likely to seek leadership positions in the private or public sector. The Teacher is drawn to careers in education or social services, such as college professor, high school teacher, social worker, or non-profit director. In business they are often trainers, sales managers, recruiters, or executives. Since they are good at building relationships, they may be fund raisers or recruiters. They also are found in jobs such as a health advisor, clergy, facilitator, or counselor. Says Rene, "It's very important to me to really connect with my students. I need to feel that I am making a difference in their lives."



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • I had to take a test called P.I.-Personality Index. There were 4 types of personalities A, B, C, D. Each letter had a high and a low ranking.

      A (I was highest A) is someone who needs to be in charge, hates too many details, likes to figure out how things work, doesn’t chit-chat.  

      B social priorities are first, have to schmooze with them before getting to the meat of the matter, have to present positives before negative.

      C security is their biggest driving force.  

      My hub is A/D equal. The D is about justice and balance, which can lead them to too much internal debate and make it hard to make decisions.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • It sounds like I would have fallen into the A catagory as well....

      Were you surprised by the results?



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • Not too much surprise, but the test they give you asks hypothetical ???, and the tone of your answers depends on the place you are in your life. I had just lost my job when I took mine, and my marriage sucked, so I think it skewed some of the results.  

      When I sat thru the actual seminar, the tester had me in tears and was truly pushing my “hot buttons,” though he kept saying-of course you‘re reacting like this, this is how you react.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • I once had to take a polygraph for a job in securities. I was so young it was actually fun.

      I have taken personality tests and end up being someone who should go into teaching, writing, creative pursuits or public relations. I think I’ve chosen the right profession but sometimes I wonder where else I can take it.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • I know my questions really could have gone either way or in the middle. I’m not so rigid in my way of thinking/doing which is why I’m good in a creative world.

      I’m not sure if I would have liked someone actually trying to push my ‘hot buttons‘. The hot feisty sarcastic me would really be out and my 5‘6” height would have grown to like 6’ tall.....



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • Thats what I don’t like about tests.... they define you without explanation.



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • I didn’t need to grow, the guy running the seminar was a little dude. I already stood about 4” taller than his runty little bod.



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      Jenni0811 wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • This is my problem at this exact moment...I have always worked in small business America....never corporate....so no testing, no resumes...Everything is computerized today...no actual person even looking at the results......   A Strange New World....



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