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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


Why do employers give pre tests1
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


What types of pre tests are given1
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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