Dear Experts, I am currently negotiating with an employer who is interested in hiring me but wants me to take a Myers Briggs or similar test before he hires me to make sure I am what he is looking for. I have read that it is considered unethical and possibly illegal to use these types of tests as a basis to hire someone. I don't mind taking it but don't what to be defined by what the test shows as I don't believe these tests are 100% accurate. What should I do? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#339 I have zero faith in these test as an evaluation tool, but I don't think it's unethical to be asked to take one. (@gradversity) Q#339 Many decision-making vehicles used to hire. If it bothers you that much, co. probably not a fit for you. (@dawnbugni) Q#339 Not unethical or illegal. Some managers see personality as vital skill! Don't like it? Don't continue. (@jtodonnell) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
October 20, 2009