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Assessment Centres – An Insiders Guide

Assessment Centres are not a physical place. They are a method of assessing multiple applicants for a job, consisting of a number of exercises designed to assess the competencies deemed important for success in that job.



An Insider's Guide

As experienced assessors, our authors wanted to give you some insight into what they see and what they do as part of an Assessment Centre. In offering you this information, we hope it will blow away some of the myths surrounding Assessment Centres.

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    Analysis Exercise

    Analysis presentations are used by employers to test your ability to analyse realistic business scenarios and then formally present your findings and conclusions to your assessors.  Our assessment centre guide explains what to expect and provides hints and tips from assessors.

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    Group Exercise

    Group Exercises are designed to simulate realistic meetings or group work situations. They allow recruiting organisations to observe how candidates behave when working as part of a team and are designed to assess a number of core competencies.

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    Presentation Exercise

    There are a number of different types of presentation and in our assessment centre guide we focus on presentations you can prepare in advance and deliver on the day of the Assessment Centre.

Want to learn more?

Buy our comprehensive E-book which comprehensively covers all assessment center information, along with do’s and dont’s that are essential to your application. Included is:

  • Why use assessment centers?
  • How is a center designed?
  • How does the assessing work?
  • Who gets the job?
  • Preparing - the day before
  • Preparing - getting there
  • Preparing - a few small pointers
  • Preparing - at the center
  • What is an exercise?
  • Example exercises
  • How do I prepare?
  • Top tips

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