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How to Succeed at Assessment Centres

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 280
Series:

Career Skills

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Paperback - 9781137469311

16 December 2015

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Ebook - 9781137469328

31 August 2017

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This book is a fast-track course on how to perform convincingly and impressively for assessment centres and in-depth interviews. It guides students through the process from making the shortlist and preparing for psychometric...

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This book is a fast-track course on how to perform convincingly and impressively for assessment centres and in-depth interviews. It guides students through the process from making the shortlist and preparing for psychometric tests through to delivering dynamic presentations and demonstrating your teamwork and leadership potential. Combining insights from employers who run assessment centres with the stories of graduates who have experienced them, it includes opportunities for students to try their hand at authentic assessment centre activities, build their knowledge of current recruitment methods and develop strategies for success.

Packed with helpful advice and handy hints, this is an essential companion for all students preparing for assessment centres and interviews as part of the graduate recruitment process. It is also an ideal resource for students and staff on career and employability-related modules.

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  • Builds students' confidence in their abilities by showing them what to expect at interviews and assessment centres through real examples, successful graduate stories and employer insights
  • Includes a thorough exploration of psychometric tests with advice on the best ways to boost performance
  • Outlines typical assessment centre activities, including group discussions, e-tray exercises, written tasks and presentations, and provides guidance on how to approach them
  • Accompanied by a companion website which features self-assessments and creative thinking activities?

Foreword
1. The Employer Perspective
2. Getting Selected
3. Psychometric and Assessment Day Tests
4. Numerical Ability Assessments
5. Verbal Reasoning Assessments
6. Observation by Assessors
7. Assessment Day Group Exercises
8. Assessment Day Other Activities
9. Presentations Prepared or Unprepared
10. The Interview Questions
11. Interview Preparation
12. Peak Performance
Notes
Index.
Students using How to Succeed at Assessment Centres will find additional resources, including exercises and self-assessments, on the companion website.
Access the student resources here: https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/palgrave-career-skills/resources/How-to-Succeed-at-Assessment-Centres/
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Kathleen Houston is Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University, UK and Senior Fellow of Employability and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She is also an NHS Lay Adviser for panel interviews and recruitment and assessment centres.

Eileen Cunningham is a Freelance Occupational Psychologist with expertise in psychometric assessment. She is also a university tutor and doctoral researcher at the University of Salford, UK.

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Kathleen Houston is Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University, UK and Senior Fellow of Employability and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She is also an NHS Lay Adviser for panel interviews and recruitment and assessment centres.

Eileen Cunningham is a Freelance Occupational Psychologist with expertise in psychometric assessment. She is also a university tutor and doctoral researcher at the University of Salford, UK.

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