February 25th, 2010
No, it's not based on skin color. Came across this odd online test that analyzes your color preferences, then suggests what occupations you'd be best suited for. According to the Careerpath.com site, the "Dewey Color System is now the world's most accurate career testing instrument." Um, sure, if you say so. (Test link at bottom of post.)
I took it a couple of times, and changed my color selections. Yet the results were the same for the first career choice. It reminds me of other personality tests that list so many traits and generalities, you're bound to spot a couple that seem to fit you perfectly.
However, there are major companies in Hawaii that are now using more sophisticated online tests to screen job applicants. A friend of mine scored well enough to get called in for an interview. The employer went through a thick, customized report prepared by the testing firm, which outlined her strengths and weaknesses -- based on the tests, not her actual work history. My friend felt the analysis had some valid points, but she didn't agree with everything in it.
She didn't get the job. The employer said it was between her and someone who had more experience in that field. But she wondered if there was something in those test results that swayed their final decision.
Any of you have to take personality or skills tests for jobs you applied for? What's next -- genetic testing?
Give it a go and let me know what you think! Here's the link...
(Note: after you're done, an ad will appear, which you can close to see your results.)