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Tk_max50

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Posted almost 2 years ago

 

An awesome person got a condiitional offer for a patrol officer position and then didn't get the ok on the psych test.  Is there anything he/she can do?

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Joined today with a skeleton profile trying to hit the "home run" question. Good luck getting any advice from the LEOs here. 


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Tk_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

It was worth a shot for me to ask for someone who I care about immensely.  I work in an advertising agency and this isn't my field, so I figured any help and effort I could put out there couldn't be a bad idea.  But thanks for your response letting me know that this isn't the venue then for any advice. 

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Rated +2 | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Onlt thing you can do is try again, psych tests are very subjective, I know a former officer who took a psych test twice about 6 months apart (from the same testing firm) and go opposite results.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Thank you so much.  I will pass that information on.  Thank you.

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Rated +2 | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Like Cedardale said, wait a few months and try the test again.  I failed my psych test with one agency, but got hired in by another agency a year or so later. Tell your friend to not quit and keep on trying!


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Don't Give up! It's a long process....


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Tk_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Thank you so much for the advice.  My friend thought that maybe his dream was over, but I will pass on these words of wisdom and keep him motivated to follow his dreams.  I really do appreciate it.

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I am suspicious and read you like a novel. The friend is you. You know it and we know it. We get this style of questioning often. Take it again as advised.

Tk_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Thank you all for the kind words, advice and support.


I honestly am not the awesome person I was referring to; I'm vain but not that vain. 


My boyfriend has been following his dream for the last 10 years in becoming a Police Officer.  He has worked in Loss Prevention and a Prision Guard.  Then he spent 4 years in the Air Force to gain more experience and worked for the NSA during his Service.  When he came back he started working in Loss Prevention as he continued to apply for his dream.  A week ago he was offered the conditional offer and then today he was told via email from HR that he didn't pass the Pysch.


I on the otherhand am a SQL Programmer for Ogilvy & Mather.  Not nearly as glamourous of a job as Protecting and Serving.


I am very thankful for the words of wisdom and support that people have provided.  He was really thinking his dream was over and that he would always be looked over in any future applications.  So I am very grateful for the positive feedback and I can help support him.


Thank you all.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

The best way to 'pass' a psych test is to get a good night's rest beforehand, go in with a positive attitude, and don't try to overthink the questions.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

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To the original poster,.. thank you for your inquiry.


To your loved one who didn't pass the psych: I can tell you this. It is not the end of the world.. Pysch tests have a specific target audience. The hiring agency will tell the pyschologist the specific qualities they are looking for in a specific employee. All psych tests are not equal.


A department or agency is also not obliged to tell anyone why they did not pass their test. I remember my pysch many years ago, .... many years ago when they started them. I took the test and was invited to talk to the psychologist personally. While standing there in his office he asked me a very pointed question. I gave him an answer that best reflected who I was. He then told me to take off my sport coat and talk awhile. I retired from that agency, before the psychologist did.


Listen, tell your loved one to continue his quest. It isn't always easy and a lot of time it doesn't make sense. But when the time is right, he will drop into the right slot and his career will take off.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

TheSarge says ...



10-20-12


To the original poster,.. thank you for your inquiry.


To your loved one who didn't pass the psych: I can tell you this. It is not the end of the world.. Pysch tests have a specific target audience. The hiring agency will tell the pyschologist the specific qualities they are looking for in a specific employee. All psych tests are not equal.


A department or agency is also not obliged to tell anyone why they did not pass their test. I remember my pysch many years ago, .... many years ago when they started them. I took the test and was invited to talk to the psychologist personally. While standing there in his office he asked me a very pointed question. I gave him an answer that best reflected who I was. He then told me to take off my sport coat and talk awhile. I retired from that agency, before the psychologist did.


Listen, tell your loved one to continue his quest. It isn't always easy and a lot of time it doesn't make sense. But when the time is right, he will drop into the right slot and his career will take off.



+1 to Sarge's comment. "Failing" a psyche test is not the end of the world. I've been there and, after re-applying,  have been employed with that same agency for several years now. And the truth be told most tenured cops, after wading through the cesspool of society for several years, probably wouldn't "pass" the same test again! Tell your friend to keep on plugging along and wish him good luck from me.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Rule #1 of psych tests read every question twice those test love to trick you by changing the wording two or three times and ask the same question before looking to see if your response changes.... Good luck to him... i've passed and failed a polygraph given by two different people within a year. i still made it into law enforcement.

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

I have never tken one at this point, i am in the process for a sheriffs dept now, but what i can tell you is that with all depts it can be a very long process but in the end it is all worth it and just let them know to keep trying and not to give up, just because he/she did not pass the psych test it does not mean that they are crazy.  I wish the best of luck to you and your friend.


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