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1 Pre-employment Skills: Applying for the Job Pre-Employment Testing Molly Henck

2 Objectives Identify and explain the reasons pre- employments tests are given Determine and discuss the different types on pre-employment tests given Establish tips to be used when preparing to take a pre-employment test

3 Pre-Test 1.Why do employers give pre-tests? a)To see if the information on your resume is true b)To get a prediction of job performance c)To show the government they are hiring people during tough economic times 2.What types of pre-tests are given? a)Business Content Tests b)Genetic Tests c)Intelligence/Personality Tests 3.What is one good tip for taking written tests? a)Bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils b)Read directions carefully c)Bring your ID

4 Why Do Employers Give Pre-Tests Recognize the ideal candidates Hire successful employees Identify if candidate possess necessary skills Indicate if candidate has the ability to work on and complete job-related tasks

5 Why Do Employers Give Pre-Tests Check for compatibility between the culture of the company and the candidate Evaluate candidate's honesty and trustworthiness Test for drugs and alcohol “How to Know When a Job Candidate is Lying” O0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKrS0r5Qs O0

6 What Types of Pre-Tests are Given? 5 Main Categories of Pre-Tests –Personality Tests –Skills Tests –Aptitude Tests –Integrity and Honesty Tests –Drug Tests

7 What Types of Pre-Tests are Given? Other Potential Pre-Tests could include: –Physical Ability –Medical Tests –Background Check –The Employment Polygraph

8 Tips For Taking A Written Test? Ask what kinds of tests you can expect Do a trial run to the test location Get a goodnight’s rest Keep a positive attitude Organize and allot time for the test

9 Tips For Taking A Written Test? There are no “right” answers Be honest in your answers Practice using the skills needed for the job Read the instructions carefully Make sure your answers are marked correctly

10 Post-Test 1.Why do employers give pre-tests? a)To see if the information on your resume is true b)To get a prediction of job performance c)To show the government they are hiring people during tough economic times 2.What types of pre-tests are given? a)Business Content Tests b)Genetic Tests c)Intelligence/Personality Tests 3.What is one good tip for taking written tests? a)Bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils b)Read directions carefully c)Bring your ID

11 In Class Activity In groups of 4 complete the following task: 1.Create a poster displaying 6 of the pre-test taking tips discussed. 2.Develop an additional 4 tips you would give someone who is taking a test. 3.Use colorful markers to create you poster. 4.Present your poster to the class.

12 References Best-Job-Interview.com –About Pre-Employment Testing employment-testing.htmlhttp://www.best-job-interview.com/pre- employment-testing.html –Pre-Employments Test Tips and Techniques employment-test.htmlhttp://www.best-job-interview.com/pre- employment-test.html


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