Dharma Test #7 – Black Swan Revealed

The final Dharma test is up! You don’t have to run to take it though – you’ve already taken it!

Here’s the official e-mail:


I am extremely pleased to announce that the seventh and final test in the Dharma Initiative’s Volunteer Recruitment Program is now available at www.dharmawantsyou.com.

This test plays an extremely important part in determining your final role within the Dharma Initiative’s upcoming research project.

This test is, perhaps, the most challenging recruits have yet encountered in the Volunteer Recruitment Program. A great deal is demanded of you in this final examination. It is an excellent opportunity to distinguish yourself in the eyes of assessors.

Once you have completed the seventh assessment your overall results will be collated and delivered to the Volunteer Recruit Evaluation Panel for analysis. The members of this distinguished panel will make recommendations to myself, as the Head of Recruiting, regarding the specific departmental position appropriate for each recruit. Upon my review I will formally present the recommendations to the executive board of the Dharma Initiative for final approval.

Final recruit departmental positions and results will be outlined in your personalized Volunteer Assessment Dossier, which will available for download from DharmaWantsYou.com after December 15, 2008.

Good luck to you all.


Hans Van Eeghen
Head of Recruiting
The Dharma Initiative

Here’s a transcript of the video:


My name is Hans Van Eeghan. Many of you will already know me. I am the Dharma Initiative’s head of recruiting as well as the architect of the aptitude tests you have been undertaking in the last few weeks. Although we are not yet half way through the planned program, I am happy to report that the progress in the general cohort is, in my studied opinion, extremely encouraging. Indeed some of the results from the first two assessments have been nothing less then stunning. It is reassuring that recruits have managed to deliver such excellent results despite numerous attempts by the so called Black Swan to undermine the testing program. You are to be commended for your discipline. Keep up the good work and avoid contact with any insights distributed by this individual.

I have reported your progress to my superiors and they are suitably encouraged. I look forward to your future efforts.