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I have purchased an online self assessment on your shopping cart. When am I able to take the online self assessment?

Since the person buying the self assessment may not be the person taking the self assessment, you will be sent an email message requesting information regarding the person who will be taking the self assessment. That person, and only that person, will be provided instructions and access to take the online self assessment. Please note that this authorization process can take up to two days to exchange the required information.

Do you have the right personality to work here?

That is a question many employers are asking these days...and...they are turning to online assessment tools to find the answer.

Software advances and ever-more sophisticated instruments are making the use Web-based assessments easier and more cost-effective. As a result, they are catching on as a way to gauge the compatibility of a range of job seekers. - The Wall Street Journal, Nov 26, 2002, p.B8

What is the definition of 'validity' in a self assessment?

"There's a simple way to think about validity. In selecting or promoting employees, we want to answer one simple question: Do people who do better on this test perform better on the job?" - Hiring Great People - McGraw-Hill, 1999 p.137

What are the types of 'validity'?

Face (Do the results make sense?)

Content (Are the questions job-relevant?)

Construct (Are the scales/results sound?)

Criterion (Do results match job performance?)

How common is my Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) type within the U.S. population?

For tables on the Estimated Frequencies of the MBTI types in the United States Population,
click here.

How do you solve the problem of candid feedback to executives when they know that people are not telling them everything they need to know?

Executives need to seek out negative, as well as positive, feedback. The executive can let it be known that s/he is open to receiving critiques of
his or her ideas or leadership skills.

Executives can also agree to using a 360-degree assessment method to develop a plan for personal improvement. Asking input from many people; subordinates, colleagues, superiors, peers and even family members can offer multiple perspectives. Since a person can be different with each person, it is important that many respondents be involved so an overall consensus is derived from the assessment. This multiple perspective is designed to give a fuller picture of the "real" person.

?How do I know what talents I was born with?


Go to your local book store and buy the business bestseller, "StrengthsFinder 2.0" and take the online assessment to learn your innate Signature Themes. Knowing who you are is the first step in moving toward where you want to be. For more information on why you want to know who you are and what you are meant to do, go to:
www.LifeSignature.com
For books on life purpose/life signature.

?How does the online assessment with interpretation process work?

First, you select and pay for the online assessment you wish to take and have interpreted by providing contact and credit card payment information during the shopping cart checkout process.

Next, you receive an email message with instructions, including a request for personal information, including the email address, of the person that will be taking the online assessment.

Once the requested information has been returned by email, a return email message from the assessment industry professional to the person taking the online assessment will provide online assessment access information (including an ID and password). Also, instructions on how to contact the professional will be provided for the telephone interpretation of the assessment report. Expect the email message from the assessment professional to the person who will complete the online assessment to take up to 24 hours for delivery from receipt of the personal information requested.


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What does a job seeker do about assessments after failing to be called in for any interviews?

"There's a small percentage of people that are not passing the (pre-employment) tests," says Pam Dixon, a research fellow with Privacy Foundation, a Denver-based research organization. In many cases, she says, if you fail a test, "you'd be toast for any other branch for that company. My advice to every job seeker is, before you take those tests, get some coaching. Why not beat the system?" - The Wall Street Journal, Nov 26, 2002, p.B8


What does DISC stand for in behavior style?

The DISC behavior style self-assessment is a 4-quadrant instrument. The D dimension stands for Dominance or Driver where the emphasis is on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results. The I dimension stands for Influence (Expressive) where the emphasis is on shaping the environment by influencing or persuading others. The S dimension stands for Steadiness (Amiable) where the emphasis is on cooperating with others within existing circumstances to carry out the task. The C dimension stands for Conscientiousness (Analytical) where the emphasis is on working conscientiously within existing circumstances to ensure quality and accuracy.


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