Assessment tips

If you are going to participate in an assessment in the near future, you will want to present yourself well and get a positive result. Here is a top ten of assessment tips that can help you prepare.

  1. Prepare well. Make sure you get a good night's sleep before the assessment, know where you have to be and what to expect. Read the five most important assessment preparation tips!
  2. Know what an assessment entails. Make sure you know what components to expect and what you will be asked to do for each different components of the assessment.
  3. Practice IQ tests.
    IQ tests are almost always part of an assessment, and they can be practiced! By practicing IQ tests you train your brain and will be able to control your nerves. You will see that your score on each component will continue to improve, ensuring that you will realise an optimal score for the IQ and intelligence test component of an assessment.
  4. Do assessment exercises. Components such as personality tests and interviews can also be practiced. Assessment exercises help you to go into the real assessment with an assured feeling and force you to think about issues in advance, that may come up during the assessment.
  5. Prepare interviews. One or more interviews will always be part of the assessment. Make sure you know what is likely to be discussed, think about your answers in advance and know your own resume!
  6. Know your work values and motivation. Your workvalues and motivation are a very likely topic of discussion and in some cases may take the form of a work value test. Think about what they are and start by taking the career values test to find out more about yourself and what makes you happy in your career.
  7. Conduct a personal SWOT analysis. Your strengths and weaknesses will certainly be discussed during an assessment. Make a list of them using a strengths and weaknesses analysis.
  8. Do not make avoidable errors. There are a number of assessment errors candidates often make. Know the pitfalls and stay away from them!
  9. Do not underestimate it. Do not think that the assessment is something you can easily do. Take every assignment seriously, not lightly.
  10. Know your rights and obligations. As a candidate you have certain rights and obligations during an assessment. Know what they are and when you can refer to your rights.

When preparing for an assessment it makes sense to read about what you and the employer are trying to reach by using it. Read more about the objectives of an assessment.