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Jul/26/2013 - 08:43:20 pm

How to Nail Your Pre-Employment Test

Pre-employment testing is becoming more and more common in the world of employment. While these types of tests used to be popular only in certain industries and were usually given only by larger corporations, in today's world web based pre-employment testing has grown. 

This means that an increasing number of small and medium sized businesses are also going to use them to evaluate the suitability of their candidates for a certain position in the company. When looking for a new job, many candidates are worried as to whether they will be able to pass the pre-employment test used at the company that they're going to be applying for a job. There are a few things that you can do to help ensure that you will be able to pass such a test. Here are some of them:

Become familiar with the requirements for the positions and your expected job duties

Doing so will let you know a bit more about what you can expect to find on the test. Be sure to read the job description thoroughly, as it will usually give you plenty of useful details on what skills will be required for the job, as well as what tasks you will be expected to perform. Once you know this, you will have a much better idea as to what kind of content is going to be on the test that you're going to take.

Ask someone who already works in a similar position at the company that you're applying at

If you know someone who is already employed at the company that you're applying for, you may want to ask them a bit more details about what will be found on the test. This will give you a general idea of the things that the employer is focusing on when testing their candidates. However, don't expect the test that you're going to take to be exactly the same. Many companies, especially larger ones, have several versions of tests that are changed on a regular basis in an effort to discourage people from sharing test questions and answers.

Go online and take some practice tests

There are many online services which provide practice tests that are similar to what you could expect an employer using in a pre-employment screening test. Some of these services are free, while others require a small payment. There are practice tests available for many different industries, such as accounting, insurance, finance, etc. By taking them, you will be able to see not only what kind of questions you can expect to be asked, but also determine what your strong points and your weak points are. 

Review some of your course notes and materials

If you've recently done studies in an area that is related to the position that you're going to apply for, reviewing some of your course notes and other learning materials prior to taking the test can often be of a great help to prepare yourself for the test.

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