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How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre

How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre

Essential Preparation for Psychometric Tests Group and Role-play Exercises Panel Interviews and Presentations

Harry Tolley, Robert Wood

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How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre gives essential guidance on how to succeed in group exercises and presentations, pass psychometric tests, complete personality and emotional intelligence questionnaires, cope with panel interviews and role play exercises and perfect reading and listening skills.

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About the book

When applying for a new job or promotion many people face the rigours of an assessment centre. Many organisations, in both the public and private sectors, use these extended forms of assessment for selection purposes to guarantee they pick the candidate who will be the best fit for the company. However candidates often fail to do themselves justice as they are unaware of the different type of assessment tasks they may have to undertake.

How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre provides ideal preparation for assessment events and gives expert advice on all the key issues such as how the assessments are conducted, how to behave in formal and informal situations as well as how to prepare for the different forms of assessment.

With a plethora of practice questions, answers and explanations, How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre gives essential practical advice on the many different assessment processes, from group exercises to panel interviews and presentations.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Assessment centres and multi-assessment events;
    • Chapter - 02: How to succeed in group exercises;
    • Chapter - 03: How to make successful presentations;
    • Chapter - 04: How to excel in psychometric tests;
    • Chapter - 05: How to project yourself authentically through personality, motivation and emotional intelligence questionnaires;
    • Chapter - 06: How to succeed at panel interviews;
    • Chapter - 07: In-tray/in-box, case study and role-play exercises;
    • Chapter - 08: Rounding off your preparation for an assessment centre;
    • Chapter - 09: After an assessment centre: how to achieve future success


Ideal preparation accessible advice... will help to eliminate some of the surprises candidates could meet on a test day.
The Evening Standard

This book gives sound advice... logical..easy-to-read...provides ideal preparation for candidates and advice on key issues.
Training Journal

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749462291
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd June 2011
  • Paperback
  • Format: 217x140
  • 224 pages
  • Series: Testing Series

About the Author

Harry Tolley is a special professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. He also works as a researcher, author and freelance consultant. He is the co-author of several best-selling titles including How to Pass Numeracy Tests, How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests, and How to Pass the Police Selection System, all published by Kogan Page.

Robert Wood is a special professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham and also works as a freelance consultant.

Harry Tolley

Robert Wood