Basic math test as part of a job application?
March 9, 2013 3:13 PM Subscribe
Which employers still use a basic math test as part of the application process?
posted by klausman to Work & Money (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking of when I worked at Subway 20 years ago, and they asked three basic arithmetic problems on the application. Do businesses still ask applicants this kind of thing?
If so, which basic math skills are being assessed? Do you have any current examples?
Just so I'm clear, I am not thinking of examples like my friend who had to work some linear algebra and number theory problems for a job at Boeing. Just arithmetic skills: Adding fractions, percent literacy, decimals, proportions, area, etc.