Was I caught cheating?
March 30, 2011 10:28 PM Subscribe
Can those HR recruitment online cognitive tests tell if you are cheating by looking up words in another browser window?
posted by anonymous to technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently did an online cognitive test as part of a job application. For the verbal section I encountered a few words I didn't know, so I opened another tab and quickly googled them. Then when I finished I went back and saw that the instructions said that this is not allowed. Obviously I should have read the instructions first, and I suppose that this shouldn't have been obvious, but in the heat of the moment it seemed like the natural thing to do and I assumed everybody else doing the test would be doing this too.
Somebody said that the testing program can detect if I have other browser windows or programs open. Is this possible? If so, I suppose I can kiss this job goodbye.