Tips on How to Prepare for a Skills Assessment Exam

Jul. 17, 2019

Skills Assessment testing allows companies and professionals to make well-calculated decisions when it comes to recruitment, training and promotions of job candidates and employees. It is crucial for a brand to seek excellence in the industry. During the recruitment or hiring process, many employers require candidates to take one or more skills assessment exams. Here are a few tips to prepare yourself for such testing:

  • Gear up for the skills assessment:
    • Inquire about the assessment.
    • Ask how many questions and what types of questions are included
    • Ask how much time the testing may require
    • Ask if there is a required passing score

Having the answers to these types of questions will help you be better prepared and provide a level of comfort during the testing process.

  • Set aside the appropriate time and be focused:
    • Reserve dedicated time for the skills assessment.
    • Ensure your testing environment is quiet with no distractions.
  • Know Yourself:
    • Easy and difficult questions are usually worth the same amount of points. Answer the easier ones first and then come back to the hard questions.
  • Get a Good Night’s sleep:
    • It is important to feel rested for test day. Being tired can adversely affect the results of a test. Ensure proper rest before test taking.
  • Prepare Yourself:
    • Make sure you have the correct materials/resources that are needed for the assessment.

We hope these tips will help you be successful on your next skills assessment!

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