To end on a positive note, many employers will give you feedback from these tests, whether you get offered the job or not – but usually only if you ask!

Profiling instruments, evaluations, assessments, or whatever you wish to call them, are not free – they cost the recruiting organisation both time and money. If they’re being used, they’re serious about your application.

They are yet another way for you to show you’re the right person for the job!

Get How to get that job, 4th Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.