Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017
Answered by Dean, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on October 17, 2017
Many companies do have interns and new hires complete such assessments for balance team building as well as individual awareness. It is always helpful to understand your personality and how you interact with other personalities on a team. I would not place personality type information on a resume, stick to qualifications and experiences that are relevant to the job or internship that you are seeking.
Answered by Amy , Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on November 2, 2017
It is becoming more popular for companies to encourage personality and skills assessments. On my team, we have taken several strengths finders and personality tests and use them to create an awareness of each team members strengths. That way if you are ever working on a project you have a better understanding on how to leverage not only your strengths but the strengths of your team members to succeed. However, i would not recommend putting your results on a resume.
Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on December 14, 2017
I am a big fan of personality tests! They do have significance in the workplace because of what they tell you about your identity and value. Employers build teams based on what they experience from team members, first-hand. Honestly, some are more intentional than others about how they build teams. The more cognizant an employer is of the interpersonal dynamics and people skills in front of them, the more intentional they are about how they build their teams.
But here's your challenge. You must be keenly aware of your identity and value, and you need to let the employer know the role you want to play. A good way to do that is to use your objective/professional statement and skills sections of your resume to brand your people skills and how you contribute to team. Also, if you are good at managing how you interact with team members, promote your emotional intelligence (EQ), too! More employers are paying attention to how EQ comes into play in their environments.
I hope this helps and best of luck!