How to Pass Job Assessment Tests

Job Assessment Test

During the job interview process, some employers require you to take a job assessment test before they make a formal job offer. This could mean a general job assessment test to better understand your professional preferences and personality type, or a skill-specific evaluation in a particular area (such as logic, grammar or math). As if performing well in an interview wasn’t stressful enough.

But job assessment tests are nothing to be afraid of. In fact, when approached with the right attitude, an assessment is actually a great opportunity for you to stand out from the competition.

Tips On Acing a Job Assessment Test

1. Getting Ready

Be sure to ask your potential employer what type of job assessment test you’ll be expected to complete and approximately how long the test will take. This will give you a rough idea of what to expect.

If you’ll be completing a general job assessment test, try taking a few practice personality assessment quizzes online (such as the Myers-Briggs personality test). By learning a bit more about your personal and professional behavioral traits, you’ll go into the  job assessment confident and knowledgeable about your abilities. 

If you’re being tested in a specific area, be sure to review the basic concepts and seek out practice quizzes online. Many practice quizzes are readily available in math, grammar, spelling or literacy.

Inquire as to how the results of your test will be factored into the hiring decision. Without giving the impression that you lack competency in an area, ask how well you must perform on the assessment test in order to be considered for the position.

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2. Taking The Test

On a general job assessment test, try to answer all questions as honestly and consistently as possible. Remember, job assessment tests often ask similar questions a number of times to measure whether or not you’re being sincere.

Read all questions carefully. The most common mistake people make on any type of exam or test is misreading questions or failing to properly follow instructions. Don’t let your nerves get the best of you. Take your time and ensure that you fully comprehend what’s being asked.

Consider the organization as you respond to job assessment questions. When possible, try to align your answers with the company’s corporate style.

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3. The Waiting Game

After you’ve completed the job assessment(s), make a few notes for yourself. This will allow you to speak knowledgeably about the job assessment process with your potential employer. Demonstrating that you took the test seriously will show them your commitment to the position.

Don’t be afraid to ask the hiring manager how you did. Even if you receive criticism or negative feedback, knowing how you might improve in the future is invaluable information.

For more help on how to prepare for a job assessment test, contact the trained staff at Sparks Group. With knowledge and experience in the field, we’d be happy to share our thoughts and help you excel on your next job assessment!

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Written by Shawn Connelly

Shawn Connelly

Shawn joined Sparks Group in 2006 and serves as the resident marketing manager, web administrator, proposal writer, Excel guru, blogger, social media coordinator, and fantasy football commissioner.

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