I went to a job interview last Friday, it went pretty well. The interviewer said that he "really, really liked my profile" and that I'd been "the only one so far that didn't answer his questions with plain bs". He even got a bit exited and hinted that there was a certain project that he would love to assign me to. Furthermore, I was highly recommended by a friend that already works there (and not just because we're friends). So why don't they just hire me already and put an end to my misery?!?! (I hate my current job) Now I have to go and take 5 psychometric tests that will last about 3+ hours. I hate these things... They'll find out that I'm erratic, and yes they'll know that it takes me 3 times more than average to perform simple arithmetic calculations (I let computers do all the math work ), and that I wear my socks backwards, and that I don't mind wearing dirty shoes and whatnot. And yes they'll find out that I absolutely, positively suck at taking psychometric tests! Anyway the point of my rant is that I don't get why employers think these stupid tests have any importance at all when deciding if a candidate is good for a job. I know people that have scored perfect in these tests and they don't even know their own name, let alone how to perform a job. I'm a great candidate for this position, I really am, but after I take these tests I'm expecting the dreaded "Thanks a lot, we'll call you back "