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Assessment Centres

Assessment Centres
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0523-4
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Pages : 61
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About the book

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  2. Description
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  4. About the Author

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Hattie C. Curtin ★★★★★

If you are career or goal-oriented, better grab this one. This is a good eye opener that there are indeed other tools used to screen applicants and this book was able to assist also as on how to be the one who has the edge. Keep up!

Description

Welcome to your e-book about Assessment Centres, or Selection Centres, as they are sometimes called, which are often used by organisations to recruit new employees. Research has shown employers that using an interview alone is not the most reliable way to make the best hiring decisions. More and more, they are using additional tools such as ability tests and personality profiles, job related exercises with group interaction, presentation-making and so on, to ensure that they have a fully rounded view of a potential new recruit.

An Assessment Centre might last a couple of hours or stretch to a couple of days. If you have not attended one before, you are going to need advice on what to expect and how to be as successful as possible. Equally you might be looking to improve on previous Assessment Centre performance or update your knowledge and skills in this area.

In the pages ahead you will learn what a recruiter is looking for at an Assessment Centre, and what type of skills and competencies they might be assessing you against. You will gain up to date tips for preparing effectively for the tests and exercises typically used in an Assessment Centre.

Interview advice is also included to enable you to successfully anticipate challenging questions, carry out company research and develop your confidence in these situations.

Finally you will gain information about appropriate body language, what to wear, and how to come across as positively and professionally as possible to a future potential employer.

The goal of this e-book is to build your confidence and help you to be as successful as possible at Assessment Centres. Good luck!

Content

Introduction

About the author

  1. An Overview
    1. Purpose of Assessment Centres
    2. What to expect
    3. Who uses Assessment Centres
    4. Who are the Assessors
    5. What is being assessed
  2. Preparation
    1. Gather all the details
    2. Research the company and industry comprehensively
    3. Prepare questions you want to ask at the Assessment Centre
    4. Notify the company of any special needs
    5. Review why you are a right match for the job and organisation
  3. Psychometric Tests
    1. What is a Psychometric test and how does it work?
    2. Are Psychometrics fair?
    3. Can I fail?
    4. Online Testing
    5. Candidates with disabilities
    6. Invitation to take tests
    7. Practice
    8. Top tips on the day for all types of ability test
    9. Verbal Reasoning and Critical-thinking tests
    10. Numerical Tests
    11. Spatial Reasoning Tests
    12. Situational Judgement Tests
    13. Personality questionnaires
  4. Presentations
    1. An overview
    2. Presentation in front of other candidates
    3. Short presentation with limited preparation time on the day
    4. Longer presentation prepared ahead of the day
    5. Presentation Structure
    6. Tips on Using Visual Aids
    7. Body language during presentations
  5. Group Exercises
    1. An overview
    2. Top tips for succeeding in Group Exercises
  6. Written Exercises
    1. Case Study exercises
    2. Drafting exercises
  7. In-tray / e-tray exercises
    1. Paper and pen in-tray exercises
    2. E-tray exercises
  8. Role Play exercises
  9. Other Exercises
  10. Interviews
    1. Types of interview
    2. How to prepare for competency based interviews
    3. Additional answers to prepare
  11. On the Assessment Centre Day
    1. What to wear
    2. Body Language
    3. Social Event
    4. Follow up

About the Author

Sally Walker is the owner of SW Career Coaching and is a senior associate of two global career management firms. She has worked as a Career Coach for over ten years and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. During that time she has prepared significant numbers of clients to successfully attend Assessment Centres who have gone on to secure new employment. She provides energetic and motivating advice and support to anyone facing a career challenge from school age upwards. Her advice is based on her prior experience at GE where she held senior roles in International Human Resource Management and Organisation and Staffing. As such she was involved in designing and running numerous Assessment Centres globally. Her Human Resources career after university began with Esso in the UK and in France.

With thanks to the many clients who have contributed to this e-book by providing information about their own experiences of assessment centres.

If you would like more information about Sally’s Career Coaching work then take a look at her website, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and contact her at:

sally@swcareercoaching.com

www.swcareercoaching.com

@sallycareers

uk.linkedin.com/in/sallyannwalker/

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