Do I look like I want to be humiliated, challenged, wrung through the proverbial washing machine? Because I'm starting to think someone's stuck something on my back that says as much.
I've spent my afternoon being subjected to a psychometric test that was so awful and a cognitive test that was so challenging that I am now oh so tempted to just withdraw the application for this job. Note that this is not a CEO job, or even a management job.Of course I want to do exceedingly well in it, because that's just the sort of person I am. But I really have to question the long, demanding, drawn out process for a role that is, really, insignificant in the scheme of jobs. So far, the process has involved an initial interview with HR, followed by a panel behavioural interview, followed by a written exercise, then a psychometric test, then a psychometric interview, then a reading cognitive test, then a numerical cognitive test, followed, possibly, by referee checks..... by which point I wonder if I will still be standing with the exertion.
And as for that "psychometrician". Get a real job. That is not a job. The irony of you giving yourself a fancy, meaningless title, analysing information spewed forth by a computer, and then throwing inaccurate labels at me is not lost on me. No one but you has ever called me a passive polite procrastinator. The reason for this is because I am not passive or a procrastinator. I guess for someone who makes up his job title, 1 out of 3 isn't a bad hit. It's actually not so inconceivable that a person can be polite and decisive. The fact that you then started throwing various titles in my direction in an effort to fish until you got a bite completely discredits you.
Sadly, though, you are still a vital link in my quest to get this job. How badly do I really want this job? Not so badly after today.
But, honestly, I wouldn't hire myself after those cognitive tests. Usually, I excel at reading comprehension and maths, but today the words just swam around the page and I, oddly, forgot how to calculate ratios. What happened there?!? And, somehow, I think I shouldn't say I screwed up because the psychometrician pissed me off.
The world would be a better place if HR and HR-related psychologists just stepped out of the recruitment process. In fact, the world would be a marvellous place if HR and their psych buddies just sacked themselves. I'll be happy to do it for you. Then we'll see who's the passive, polite procrastinator.