Assessment do's and don'ts

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When you apply for a job, you may need to take one or more assessments. Check out these Do's and Don'ts to measure your assessment-taking knowledge.

Assessment do's and don'ts

Whether we’re talking drugs, skills, or personal characteristics, do think you’ve mastered all things employment assessment-related? Check your knowledge with these do's and don'ts:


Do:Girl Taking Assessment

  • Avoid drugs leading up to your job hunt
  • Expect to take an assessment when you meet with employer 
  • Get plenty of rest the night before any interview
  • Read test instructions more than once
  • Put yourself in the employer’s shoes when answering questions


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  • Rely on detox concoctions to pass a drug test
  • Overanalyze assessment questions
  • Rush through employment assessments
  • Guess which assessments you’ll have to take (ask!)
  • Assume each question has only one right answer

Now that you’ve tackled do’s and don’ts, you’re probably ready for any pre-screening assessments. In the meantime, take free online employment quizzes to see if you'd pass your assessments. Here is a sample assessment you can try: Sample Interview Assessment