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"We didn't have a telephone and our family until I was about 15, in high school."
- Ray Bradbury

Online Employability Profile Testing  
  An online test that determines the best areas in which you might search for a job.  

It turns out that there is a simpler way to get a job in 2527 A.D.:

The boy grinned. "All right, Charles... Tell it you want to be tested for an employability profile and then you want recommendations."

"I don't exactly know what that involves," Forrester said cautiously.

The boy sighed. "You don't have to understand it, Charles. Just do it. What the sweat do you think the joymaker's for?

And, actually, it turned out to be pretty easy, although the employability profile testing involved some rather weird questions...
What is "God"?
Are your stools black and tarry?
If you happened to be a girl, would you wish you were a boy?
Assume there are Plutonians. Assume there are elves. If elves attacked Pluto without warning, whose side would you be on?

The answers made no more sense than the questions; tardily he realized that the joymaker was undoubtedly monitoring his nervous system and learning more from the impulses that raced through his brain than from his words, anyway...

...the joymaker was talking.

"Your profile, Man Forrester, indicates relatively high employability in personal-service and advocative categories. I have selected ninety-three possible openings. Shall I give you the list?

From The Age of The Pussyfoot, by Frederik Pohl.
Published by Ballantine in 1966
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There are currently quite a number of firms that offer pre-hire testing for prospective job candidates in hundreds of different fields.

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