• Interview Assessments 28 January 2015 | View comments

  • Preparing for Interview Assessments

    More and more employers are using testing as a recruitment tool to assist them in deciding whether you are the candidate they are looking for.  These assessments can take place in the Employers' own offices, or at an alternative venue such as a Conference Centre or hotel.  Assessments can last from a couple of hours to a couple of days.  

    Assessment Centres can use a range a different techniques.  Tests can range from psychometric assessments where there are no right or wrong answers to:

    • Group Exercises
    • Individual Exercises
    • Group Discussions
    • Presentations
    • Role Play
    • Written Tests
    • Physical Tests
    • Job Replica Exercises
    • Auditions

     

    Some Top Tips

    It is important to practice aptitude tests and rehearse presentations.  It is important to treat them as if you were going into an exam and make sure that you get a good night's sleep and arrive early.

    Always remain friendly, calm and polite to other candidates and to the interview panel.  In group exercises make sure that you contribute.  Make sure that you do not dominate and allow others to contribute. Keep track of time and complete tasks on time.
    If you are asked to lead the group make sure that you involve everyone and delegate.  If you are presented with lots of information skim read first. Remember if you eat lunch with your potential employer remember that they will still be assessing you and it is still part of the interview process.  

    Assessments can be challenging but also can allow you to show off your strengths. 

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