Personality Tests Screen in Better Job Matches


By Michael L. Diamond, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press

Susan Brown, the general manager of Clark's Landing Marina in Point Pleasant, N.J., needs a bookkeeper who pays attention to detail. She needs a salesperson who is sociable and persuasive.

To find them, she looks at resumes, grills job candidates, checks references and relies on her instincts. But in the end, she said, there is always a risk that the candidate is a bad match, either for the job or the company.