I took the pre-employment screen online assessment test this past Saturday. I was shocked when the computer came back with the following statement immediately after hitting the submit button: "Thank You You have completed the electronic prescreen and your answers have been submitted. The results of our process indicate that other applicants are more specifically suited to our current sales positions. Thus, you will not be considered for a sales position at this time. We ask that all candidates wait at least six months before re-entering this system or applying for sales positions with Eli Lilly and Company. Any information received prior to the six-month timeframe will not be processed through our system. Thank you for your interest in Eli Lilly and Company. Please feel free to visit our website at www.lilly.com/careers/ to apply in the future." I was applying for the hospital position which will be responsible for selling prasugrel in the cath lab setting. I have five years of successful cath lab experience not to mention seven total years of pharmaceutical/medical device experience. For three days I "stewed" about this because I could not believe a company would turn down a perfectly experienced candidate because of an online assessment test that asked a lot of repetitive psychology type questions. I read on another forum where a candidate used a different email address and re-took the test so I did the same thing...Low and Behold, I passed this time. Instead of answering "top 10%" when asked questions such as "how do you compare yourself to others on your selling ability," I answered "better than anyone else." I also made sure not to give away my age by being vague on any of the college questions - although I am not ancient (36 yrs old - that's old to most of you guys on this forum, I think! : ) I have been reading where you need to be careful on this pre-employment screening to not portray you have too much experience or are too independent. You must be willing to answer questions that allow for a supervisor to "supervise" you at all times...in my past experience, all of the hiring managers wanted reps who they didn't have to "babysit" so the first time I took the test, I answered based on this. The second time I took the test, I practically begged for my manager to hold my hand. Go figure! In closing, I am sure the Lilly HR dept will not consider my application because I took the pre-screening assessment test twice in three days as I did use same exact contact info and resume (no way around that); however, I just wanted to see for myself what type of person they are looking for. WARNING: DO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BASED ON HOW YOU REALLY FEEL; ANSWER THEM HOW YOU THINK A MICRO-MANAGER WOULD WANT YOU TO RESPOND. Simple enough.