Unfortunately, this has been a recurring experience over the past three months. The instructions on each assessment caution the applicant to be truthful and that certain questions have been included in the assessment to trip up liars. It isn't in my nature to lie, anyway, so I give honest answers. I say "no" to questions like "Do you enjoy multitasking?", even though I'm pretty sure they want applicants who answer "yes". All my honesty is doing is keeping me unemployed.
Just once, I would like an opportunity to be brutally honest. I wish I could say on an application,"We both know that I am not applying for this job because I want to advance in the ranks of your organization or have an abiding love for the widgets your company makes. I need a job because I have bills to pay, and you need someone who will do the entry-level grunt work. I'm not a superstar employee, but I'm faithful and I'm consistent. You can expect to see me at the beginning of every shift doing my work. I don't have babysitter issues or transportation problems. I won't complain about how little money I make or how unfair the rules are around here. I keep my head down and do my job. Please hire me."