I have worked in the property management industry (multi-family) for many years. The industry and hiring practices have changed dramatically. Many companies are using "People Answers" for pre-employment applications and assessment testing. The assessment is a typical personality type test which asks the same questions over and again in a different way to see if the applicant is being consistent or deceptive in their answers. I answered it honestly (agree, disagree, strongly agree/disagree etc.). This assessment stays on file for I believe 2 years so any company using People Answers will get the results of the test if an applicant applies for a position with their company. The applicants do not get to see any assessment results.
I have applied for several jobs with companies that use People Answers assessments and have not received a call from any of them for an interview. I have many years experience with great accomplishments but I am over 50. I have taken all the advice I find online and eliminated anything that could date me on my resume. However, many of the companies are asking information like Social Security number, year graduated high school etc. which tells them my age. I am current on software, social media, and other technology used in the industry. I am frustrated as it seems to eliminate qualified and experienced applicants without even an interview.
Is it likely that either my age or the "People Answers" assessment that's on file is resulting in me not progressing past the initial application stage?