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Teens Struggle To Get Hired When Asked To Complete Online Personality Tests

CBS New York | by Jessica Moore


Teenagers looking for work now have something else to worry about.

Are they being screened out of jobs they’re qualified for, because they don’t have the right personality? As CBS2’s Jessica Moore reports, some say mandatory personality testing is the problem.

Looking for a job? Sure you have the skills, but do you have the personality?

“Who wouldn’t be intimidated about it? It’s basically a competition,” said Crystal Perez, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

“It’s kind of crazy, kind of nerve-wracking, because you don’t know if you’re their type,” added Joseph Mooney, also of Bed-Stuy.

Hundreds of retail and hospitality companies, like McDonald’s, RadioShack, Walmart and Loews Theaters use personality quizzes to screen out applicants before the interview process.

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