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Assessment Centre Success

Assessment Centre Success

Your Ultimate Resource of Practice Exercises and Sample Questions to Help you Ace the Activities, Beat the Competition and Impress Employers

Tony Weightman

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Perform well and land that dream job with this bank of real assessment centre exercises, including both individual and group activities.

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About the book

Assessment Centre Success is your road map to mastering the skills, exercises and challenges that you'll be faced with when trying to secure that prized job offer. An Assessment Centre can be daunting: you are likely to face a full day of challenging exercises, tests and skilled competitors. However, with the right level of practice and preparation, you will be able to confidently tackle whatever employers may throw at you.

Written by experienced Assessment Centre planner, Tony Weightman, Assessment Centre Success contains a bank of practice exercises and insider tips to help you succeed. Individual exercises are covered, including how to deliver good presentations, reports, interviews and analysis under pressure as well as group exercises such as problem solving and team presentations. Expert guidance on how to demonstrate the key skills employers are looking for helps you understand how to show yourself in the best possible light under challenging circumstances: including leadership, team work, industry knowledge, keeping calm under pressure, decision making, analytical skills, confidence and communication skills.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: What is an Assessment Centre?;
    • Chapter - 02: What Employers are Looking For;
    • Chapter - 03: How Will it Work?;
    • Chapter - 04: How to Prepare for an Assessment Centre;
    • Chapter - 05: Individual Exercises – Communication;
    • Chapter - 06: Individual Exercises – Analysis;
    • Chapter - 07: Group Exercises;
    • Chapter - 08: Psychometric Tests;
    • Chapter - 09: The Interview;
    • Chapter - 10: Dealing with Difficulties and How to Perform on the Day;
    • Chapter - 11: Gaining Feedback After the Event;
    • Chapter - 12: Conclusion


At last a practical and insightful guide to making the most of your opportunity at an assessment centre - a must-read.
Sue Ormerod, Regional Director, Nigel Wright Recruitment

I have seen Tony Weightman use many of these techniques and tips with the MBA students I teach and with other groups. These ideas are not only useful in the development of the students' careers but also help them in gaining valuable jobs. This book offers ideas and techniques that are easy to follow and implement.
Richard Da Costa, MBA Tutor, Newcastle University

Tony Weightman will always be my first choice for any HR-related topics, so I am delighted that he has chosen to give advice on how to secure that job you have always dreamed about. Every time I have worked with him, he has delivered and shared his huge experience with good practical examples from the real world - you understand immediately what he is trying to convey. This book is a must on your journey to securing your dream job.
Carsten Staehr, CEO, Cintra

Weightman Associates are for many HR professionals and business leaders the go-to company to partner with in order to ensure bespoke measurable development of employees, line managers and future leaders. With Assessment Centre Success, Tony Weightman has delivered an essential guide that offers practical tips and techniques for achieving success, and that should be in any candidate's toolkit. The book equips the reader with skills and knowledge that will set them apart in the competitive marketplace, so they stand out to employers looking for first-class talent through an assessment centre.'
Gill Usher, HR Manager, Rocket Medical

In this book Tony Weightman has distilled many years of experience into an easy-to-read guide that is an essential for anyone preparing for an assessment centre.
Catherine Attwell FCIPD, HR Director

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749483135
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd July 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 235x155
  • 248 pages

About the Author

Tony Weightman has over 30 years' experience as an HR consultant for major organizations including GSK, Nestle, Virgin Atlantic and Transport for London. He has developed and run assessment centres for some of the UK's largest organizations across several industries including food, engineering, hospitality and the charity sector, as well as for MBA candidate development.

Tony Weightman

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