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Monday, September 8, 2014
Are you up to the test?
Many employers use testing a part of the pre-employment
These tests come in many different forms but are usually focused on:
Tests range from ones that are as widely used as
Wonderlic, to a Gallup 90 minute phone interview, to tests that are written by a
psychologist specifically for a company and their culture.
There can be significant cost to employers who utilize
testing.If an employer has invested in using
a test as a means of evaluating a candidate you can be sure that the test results
will impact their decision to hire.
If you are faced with an aptitude or IQ test you can do some
preparation and studying.If it is a
personality based test, most advise that there is no preparation.They are just looking for candid answers to
determine culture fit.
Some companies share the results of these tests and some do
not.We advise candidates to inquire
ahead of time whether they will get feedback on the results so they know what to expect.
Have you ever taken a pre-employment test?As an employer do you utilize testing? Do you
feel these tests improve the outcome of hiring decision?Which tests do you feel are best suited for