You will be taken through the assessment process by an administrator who will guide you on what you will need to do as part of the process.
Client organisations tend to have specific assessments they use and these may even vary for different levels of roles. The administrator will tell you the assessments you are required to complete.
In most cases, clients will request that candidates will do one or more ability tests, personality profiles and in some instances behavioural exercise(s). Although in some instances only a personality profile may be required. We will also gain your consent to undertake the assessment process.
If you are required to do timed ability tests some of these can be done unsupervised online, but in most instances you will need to come into an office to be supervised and guided through the process by a trained Test Administrator.
Supervised Administration will generally include the following:
You should advise the administrator if there are any factors which may influence or prejudice your performance such as, ill-health and work pressure, and this will be noted when interpreting the results.
Generally most personality questionnaires can be done in your own time and are administered online. You may be sent a link to do these, and most often there is a log-on and passwords required to take the assessment.
Behavioural exercises are often used in an assessment centre methodology, but can also be part of an individual assessment process.
Completing assessments can be both physically and mentally tiring. Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself prior to completing the assessments:
Be well rested - Make sure you have plenty of sleep and rest before the ability assessment session. This will help you perform well, and feel alert and ready to undertake the timed tests.
Try to be calm - Some of the ability testing session may feel similar to sitting an exam at school. Prior to the beginning of the timed test, take your time to get ready, read all the instructions and ensure you understand how to complete the test correctly.
Be honest – When completing personality assessments, you may be tempted to answer as you believe we might like you to answer. However, there are measures built into personality assessments to ensure you have been honest and candid in your answering.
These measures pick up if someone has “faked” the assessment by trying to make themselves out to be “Saint-like” with no weaknesses. If the “fake” measure is elevated we will require you to re-sit the questionnaire and answer the questions more candidly.
Ask Questions - Do not be afraid to ask questions of the Test Administrator about any aspects of the assessment procedure or tests.