Most professionals are familiar with and ready for every element of the job search. Phone screens, interviews, coding tests and whiteboarding sessions if you’re in a technical role, take-home assignments and interview thank-you notes are all par for the course and most candidates are ready to handle them. But one part of the tech job search that does surprise a lot of candidates is personality tests.
Because they’re relatively uncommon, candidates are often unprepared for personality tests or feel uncomfortable taking them. Some even try avoiding them, which is a big mistake —