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Pre-employment Skills; Applying for the job. Employment testing. Anthony S. Cronk VTP 566-sl1. Pre-Test. Why do employers give pre-tests? What types of pre-tests are given? ID some tips for taking a written test? What is an unspoken test?. Why Do Employers Give Pre-Tests.

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pre employment skills applying for the job

Pre-employment Skills;Applying for the job

Employment testing

Anthony S. Cronk

VTP 566-sl1

pre test
Pre-Test
  • Why do employers give pre-tests?
  • What types of pre-tests are given?
  • ID some tips for taking a written test?
  • What is an unspoken test?
why do employers give pre tests
Why Do Employers Give Pre-Tests
  • Quickly Identify the Best Candidates
  • Hire Successful Employees
  • Screen Out "undesirable" Candidates
  • Indicate whether you are fit for the job
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Why Do Employers Give Pre-Tests
  • Fit In With The Culture of The Company
  • To Test for Drugs and Alcohol
  • Employee Qualification
  • Content Knowledge
what types of pre tests are given
What types of pre-tests are given?
  • Knowledge / proficiency:
  • Literacy
  • Personality
  • Honesty and integrity
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What types of pre-tests are given?
  • Physical ability
  • Mental ability / aptitude
  • Medical
  • Drug
  • Background check
tips for taking a written test
Tips For Taking A Written Test?
  • “Get a good night\'s rest beforehand.
  • Read the directions carefully!
  • Ask if it\'s to your advantage to guess.
  • Save the difficult questions for the end, especially if the test is timed”.(Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) 2003)
in class activity
In Class Activity
  • In groups of 4 Brainstorm the following:
    • Whys do you need a goodnights sleep before and interview/ written test?
    • Why is important to read the directions carefully?
    • Why do you want to save the hard questions for last?
    • Why would you want to guess an answer to a question?
unspoken tests
Unspoken Tests
  • Tests your energy level
    • Done by observation
  • Tests your decision-making strategies
  • Often done before the real interview
  • Tips
    • Show Energy
    • Be Enthusiastic
post test
Post Test
  • Give three reasons why employers give pre-tests?
  • Identify 4 types of pre-tests that are given and why?
  • Give 3 tips for taking a written test?
  • Define/give and example of a unspoken test?
references
References
  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), 2003
    • Pre-Employment Testing
      • http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/tjhg/testing.html
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