Qualitative Assessments

  • Prepare yourself mentally for taking the assessment. Get into a positive frame of mind.
  • Take time to fully understand the instructions before you begin.
  • Do not try to fool the assessment. Always give your best answer.
  • Answer as the professional you, not the personal you.
  • Answer from the employer's point of view.
  • Incorporate qualities that have made you successful into your answers.
  • Resist any impulse to lie about who you are.

With any test or assessment, keep in mind that the purpose is to further qualify you for the position. Put forth your very best effort and do not show discouragement when you finish the test or assessment. If asked about the test or assessment, make a comment about it being "challenging" (for quantitative) or "interesting" (for qualitative). Ask when the results will be available and if they will be sharing the results with you.