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The Wall Street Journal online, MarketWatch

Job Seekers, get ready for personality tests

September 12, 2011


MarketWatch featured commentary from CPP's Senior Research Scientist Michael Anderson about the use of assessments for selection purposes.

"A personality assessment is like a two-way interview for the individual," said Michael Anderson, senior research scientist at CPP, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of assessment tools. "If you feel you have to stretch your answers on an assessment, then maybe it’s not the position that's best suited for you." For example, while being conscientious might be helpful for most jobs, being extroverted may be predictive of success only for certain positions, he said.

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