Dear Work It Daily, I'm applying for a position and I really want this job. The company requires applicants to complete a Kronos personality test. What can I do to make sure I give the right answers that will land me an interview for the job? Here's how I responded... I did some research on Kronos Workforce (it absorbed Unicru) and found the test is used to identify people whose reported personality traits match the characteristics identified by the employer as critical to the job. I also found an answer key (that may be outdated now) through Google search. It does appear to assess personality traits and values, and I can see how the test would give an employer some idea of how one might make decisions, set priorities, operate in the work world, and fit into an existing culture.
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Name: Julia Erickson Twitter: @juliaerickson Personal Website/Blog: www.myrightfitjob.com Bio: Julia Erickson is a writer and coach focusing on career transformation and improving people’s work lives. Her philosophy is you can get your “right fit” work once you are clear about what it is, and have the plan and tools to effectively market yourself. As a coach and writer, Julia draws on her 25 year career leading non-profit organizations in New York City, including 12 years as Executive Director/CEO. She also spent four years focused on NYC’s workforce development needs. Julia coaches job seekers, career changers, and newly promoted executives from all industries. Her blog provides guidance and tools to handle the practical and emotional aspects of job search. What's your favorite career related quote? "Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." (Goethe) What's your favorite part about being a CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert? Sharing my knowledge to help others, learning from the other experts, and keeping up with what’s going on in the world of work. Articles written by this expert: “Right Fit” Job: Guide to Finding Work You Love Personality Tests: How to Choose the RIGHT Answers Interview ANTICS: What Hiring Managers Are Really Asking