I recently joined Upwork because I plan on branching out and doing some freelance work. I decided that taking some of the skills tests would be a good idea because having high scores on these tests posted on your profile appears to be important on there.
I took the advanced English language test and scored a 72% on it. Apparently that puts me in the “below average” category in English profiency.
I took a real IQ test with a psychologist and scored in the “exceptional” and “very exceptional” categories on most of the vocabulary/language tests. I found it hard to believe that people from other parts of the world who are barely fluent in English blew me out of the water on this test. After doing some searching online I realized that answers to all of these Upwork tests are readily available online. In other words most people who take Upwork tests cheat.
I’m now standoffish about taking some of the programming tests because the answers are available online. Has anyone taken the programming tests and if so how well did you do?