Psychic Testing: In the last few weeks we compared our Psychic applicant testing procedures to a company whom we referred to as “Sign Up.” We labeled them Sign Up because anyone could sign up to be a Psychic on their website.
Recently, Sign Up has administered multiple choice tests to their Psychic staff regardless of the amount of years listed. We had to chime in and state that a multiple choice test has disadvantages, especially when the psychic and/or prospective candidate is taking the test online from the comfort of his/her home.
Certainly anyone can take a test on another’s behalf. Also, such a test is an open book test. Anyone can “Google” answers to questions.
More importantly, a multiple choice test on Tarot seems ineffective. We heard about such a test that contained questions such as: “How many cards are in a Tarot deck?” “What does a card in a reverse position of a card mean?” and “What does the Tower card represent?”
Though education and knowledge is never wasted, we believe there is a fine line between theory versus application of any art or science. Surely application wins out at the end of the day. .Most definitely, a talent reader will have enough desire to know the technical. Yet, at the end of the day, a good reading is solid. Even if a reader can answer all those multiple choice questions correctly, it will not make the reader extraordinary.
This is why on AbsoluteyPsychic.com we schedule a 1 on 1 telephone test with the Psychic applicant. They have to provide a reading for us. We tell them, “I need information on XYZ. What do you see? ” This is very similar to a singer on American Idol. It’s a cut and dry process. If the singer sounds great, then they may win. The same concept applies to our testing. Was there skill, accuracy, and true talent in the work. It is a no-brainer.
When we hear about a multiple test administered by Sign Up it sparks our passion to speak up about this because a company’s procedure does not make it an industry standard.
In fact, I can go out on a limb and give my humble opinion about this. More than likely the reason why such a multiple choice test exists is because they are testing over 700 Psychics at once. Automation saves time and money.
Remember those standardized tests such as SAT’s, GMAT, etc? Back in my days, we used a number 2 pencil to fill in the bubble for those types of multiple choice tests on a score card. Those cards were placed into a device slot that would immediately grade by the answer. There wasn’t an instructor to grade the card. It saves time! Same concept applies to Sign Up.
Finally, it came to my attention that Sign Up charged their registered Psychic readers an administrative fee upon registration. Gosh, I can chew this in a million pieces. I can state that from an ethical point of view, this is questionable. 99.999% of all employment never charge a fee unless equipment and/or merchandise is exchanged.
I believe every company has the right to structure the process that works for them. Yet, our industry has been niche. I share my opinion because I’m from the dinosaur era from a previous Psychic Network in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I think outside the box and know there is always multiple ways to complete a task. However, I have never seen an open book multiple choice test as a screening process for Psychic ability in working 37 years of being in this industry. Be sure to check part 1 and part 2 in this series.