JOB SEARCH TIP: Lucky me, I get to take an assessment!

6 Aug

As part of the hiring process you may be asked to complete an assessment by a prospective employer. In some cases these assessments are conducted early in the process, while in others they may one of the final steps.

The objective for the employer is to gain additional insights about whether you will be successful. The quality and use of these assessments varies, and hopefully the prospective employer is acting responsibly in their use.

As a job seeker, here are a few things to keep in mind:

~ Take this seriously. The decision to hire you will weigh, in part, on the results.

~ Don’t worry about what “you think they want you to say”. Answer in a way that is reflective of you.

~ To the degree you can, keep your accomplishments and strengths in mind.

~ Also keep in mind the job for which you are being hired.

Are these assessments perfect? No, but they can helpful to a company in getting a sense of who you are. They are a part of telling your story.

It’s a new day. Let’s make something of it.

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