I just applied for a management job on the Procter & Gamble website.
After filling out a 6-page online application, including uploading my resume, references, and cover letter, I was prompted to submit to the “Success Drivers Management Assessment,” a set of 67 multiple choice questions about leadership.
A sampling of some of the questions and choices:
Do you tend to focus more of your attention on the issues of the present or on the potential issues of the future?
A. Much more focus on the present
B. More focus on the present
C. Just as likely to focus on the present as on the future
D. More focus on the future
E. Much more focus on the future
I chose B.
How have you been able to take ideas in your work and turn them into reality?
A. By using my unique strengths
B. By removing barriers
C. By being patient
D. By being assertive
E. By ensuring everyone is engaged in the vision
I chose E.
Which of these do you consider to be the most important in trying to solve problems?
A. Analyzing information
B. Formulating alternative actions
C. Being well-informed
D. Challenging assumptions
E. Taking a broad view
F. Creating innovative solutions
G. Focusing on the key issues
H. Probing for more information
I. Something else
I chose G.
Which of the following would you find least attractive in a job?
A. Keeping a tight, planned schedule each day
B. Working an extra hour or two many weekday evenings
C. Working weekends whenever the need arises
D. Working by yourself most of the time
E. Starting very early most mornings
F. Working over 50 hours most every week
G. Starting at the bottom, working your way up
I chose E.
Apparently there are no correct answers, but HR should be able to determine my management ability presuming my responses were consistent.
The fact that the test took about an hour to complete, I hope I hear back in a timely manner.