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Title: Pre-employment Skills; Applying for the job


1
Pre-employment Skills Applying for the job 
  • Employment testing

Anthony S. Cronk VTP 566-sl1
2
Pre-Test
  1. Why do employers give pre-tests?
  2. What types of pre-tests are given?
  3. ID some tips for taking a written test?
  4. What is an unspoken test?

3
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

4
Why Do Employers Give Pre-Tests
  • Fit In With The Culture of The Company
  • To Test for Drugs and Alcohol
  • Employee Qualification
  • Content Knowledge

5
What types of pre-tests are given?
  • Knowledge / proficiency
  • Literacy
  • Personality
  • Honesty and integrity

6
What types of pre-tests are given?
  • Physical ability
  • Mental ability / aptitude
  • Medical
  • Drug
  • Background check

7
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)

8
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?

9
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

10
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?

11
References
  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), 2003
  • Pre-Employment Testing
  • http//www.twc.state.tx.us/news/tjhg/testing.html
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