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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: 1.Whys do you need a goodnights sleep before and interview/ written test? 2.Why is important to read the directions carefully? 3.Why do you want to save the hard questions for last? 4.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 1.Give three reasons why employers give pre- tests? 2.Identify 4 types of pre-tests that are given and why? 3.Give 3 tips for taking a written test? 4.Define/give and example of a unspoken test?

11 References Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), 2003 – Pre-Employment Testing


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