Skill Assessment for Job Seekers

Career Alley

When you are looking for new employment, whether as an improvement on existing job or out of need with no current job, the first step must be a realistic self-assessment of skills. After the initial assessment of whether you are qualified to improve current or previous level, a straightforward listing of skills is in order. Use this to assess your proven and known abilities to compare to job requirements. Skill Assessment Careers Job Search job seekers Jobs Self Improvement

Success Begins With Career Assessment

Professional Resume Services

Here are some steps to career assessment that will help you decide what you want and start you on the path to success. Self Assessment: This step is looking inward and making an inventory of your skills, desires, and interests. You can find these assessments /tests online or sometimes at career centers. Career assessment is a great way to help you discover the best career path and make your job search more focused and therefore more successful.

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The Business Benefits of Employee Health Assessments

The Undercover Recruiter

The Business Benefits of Employee Health Assessments Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer employee wellbeing health assessments Marcus Herbert Nuffield HealthIt’s a fact; people are a company’s most important asset. So, it follows that the healthier your employees are, the healthier your business will be as a result.

Importance of Career Assessments to Employers and Employees

Career Alley

It is not easy to clearly define what one really wants to do and be, as most things appear good enough, but with career assessment, one can finally define a career path. Career Assessment. Through an array of tests and assessments, individuals can identify careers that suit them. Professional career assessment guides an individual into making sound career choices and saves the management from spending resources trying to train workers for the next career moves.

Personality Assessment for Personal Branding

Careers Done Write

A personality assessment can tell you a lot about the sort of environment that might best suit your personality and work style. Using Myers Briggs or a DISC assessment , you can gain valuable insight into the things that drive you, in turn enabling you to steer your career in a direction that is most appropriate for you. A personality assessment, in addition to helping you understand more about you, can help you learn about different personality styles.

BUILDING CULTURE THROUGH RECRUITING #3: Assessment Platforms in Selection.

The HR Capitalist

HR and recruiting leaders love assessment platforms. There's a good reason for that - it's incredibly hard to hire the right person for a specific job/company, and the right assessment platform can neutralize challenges in the interviewing skills of hiring managers and help you make the right selection decision. In addition, assessment platforms unlock the talent geek in all of us - we're fascinated by the science and validity of these tools.

Use Assessment Testing Instead of Relying on the Force

Workology

HR assessment skills dice online assessment online assessment test skills testThis post is sponsored by Dice. Read more about their partnership with HackerEarth by clicking here. How to Hire Using The Force In Star Wars, the force is a gut feeling. It’s an intuition. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

5 Things To Look For When Selecting Assessment Companies

Workology

With multiple assessment companies vying for your business it’s important that you pick the right one. If you’re new to the assessment space it’s important to know what you need and what you don’t need. To make the selection process easy, I’ve outlined 5 things to look for when selecting an assessment company: Variety of Testing. There isn’t going to be a one-size fits all assessment test type. Keeping up with new trends in assessment technology is crucial.

Eight Psychometric Assessment Publishers You Need To Know About Before Your Next Aptitude Test

Career Advice Guy

The post Eight Psychometric Assessment Publishers You Need To Know About Before Your Next Aptitude Test appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Psychometric or Aptitude Testing is a prevalent part of the job interview process across the world. Companies want to know what. Read More. Psychometric

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Eight Psychometric Assessment Publishers You Need To Know About Before Your Next Aptitude Test

Career Advice Guy

The post Eight Psychometric Assessment Publishers You Need To Know About Before Your Next Aptitude Test appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Psychometric or Aptitude Testing is a prevalent part of the job interview process across the world. Companies want to know what. Read More. Career Advice Guy Psychometric

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5 Trends Shaping the Future of HR Assessment

Undercover Recruiter

Based on research conducted by Hogan Assessments and the University College London, there are 5 significant trends that look very likely to shape how we assess employees. 5 Trends Shaping the Future of HR Assessment. Employer Recruiting analytics assessment Hogan Human ResourcesHR is constantly evolving, with so many organizations constantly collecting data on employees’ activities and performance. What is found is that most of these trends involve data mining.

Executive self-assessment: Naval-gazing or pathway to profit?

Workology

Professional assessment is a critical component of the talent lifecycle, from the very first candidate exchange to the exit interview. But, many senior executives have a hard time justifying the time and effort required for ongoing self-assessment. This is unfortunate, because targeted assessments at all professional levels can identify both opportunities and weaknesses in every set of skills and behaviors. HR Life bottom line self awareness self-assessment

Social Recruiting: The Surprising Ways Executive Recruiters Assess Candidates on Social Media

Executive Career Brand

The post Social Recruiting: The Surprising Ways Executive Recruiters Assess Candidates on Social Media appeared first on Executive Career Brand. We’ve all heard stories about how social recruiting can negatively impact executive job search success. Too many executive (and other) job seekers are too fast and easy with their social media posts, and undermine or completely destroy their job search.

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Are Assessments Good For Your Career?

Career Realism

Assessments, from heavily researched personality tests to the scores of instruments that measure “personal styles” in some manner, are praised by publishers and criticized by a variety of sources including academics. I’ve taken scores of “assessments,” administered hundreds in a variety of settings, and completed graduate level education in psychological testing. Related: Top 5 Career Assessments To Direct Your Career Change. Myers-Briggs And Other “Style” Assessments.

How to Do Pre-Employment Assessments Right!

The Undercover Recruiter

How to Do Pre-Employment Assessments Right! Hiring Sponsored Technology & Software assessments Briggs communcation hard hard skills Myers Myers Briggs personality pre-employment right soft soft skills Test tests time management SPONSORED: This post is sponsored by Skillmeter, the online skills testing platform for recruiters. Gone is the time when a company published a job ad, invited candidates for an interview, held interviews and selected the best one.

Terrific Question for Assessing Culture in a Job Search

Hiring Technical People

In The One Question You Should Ask About Every New Job , Grant says, Ask people to tell you a story about something that happened at their organization but wouldn’t elsewhere. There are four categories of stories: The human-ness of senior management (or not). Promotion opportunities for anyone. How the organization fires/lays off. The consequences for mistakes. A terrific question for cultural fit. Does this organization make decisions the way you want a potential employer to make decisions?

VIDEO: What's Wrong with the Assessment Platform You're Using Today?

The HR Capitalist

I had the chance to appear on the HireVue “Weird Science” Series as week, with Fistful's Tim Sackett pinging me on assessments and the data/insight they give you around hiring the right candidate for your company. Listen to Tim and I talk about the science behind assessments and how to implement them with your team to get the greatest return on your investment (email subscribers click through for video that appears below).

WEBINAR: Your How-To Guide to Weaving Assessment Data into Onboarding and 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions.

The HR Capitalist

You buy access to a great behavioral assessment platform to be more scientific with your hiring process and selection, then your company forgets about the tool once you make your decision on who to hire. In addition to these great resources, RJ and my team at FOT will also cover how to research/implement assessments (and avoid getting sued) and sell the concept of leveraging external assessments to the company bigwigs if you're thinking about bringing an assessment into your company.

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Free Strengths Assessment

Career Tips Blog

Marcus Buckingham, the co-author of Now Discover Your Strengths (Amazon affiliate link), has a new strengths assessment available on the the internet. You can take the assessment for free to receive a report of your top two roles or pay a fee to get the full report. I took the free assessment myself and found it quite informative. Career Assessment

Self Assessments and 360 Feedback Systems Are A Crutch for Managers.

The HR Capitalist

We love features like self assessments and 360s in our performance solutions. Here's why: Self Assessments - your best people are harder on themselves than you are. HR Pros - I'm not saying you shouldn't use self-assessments or 360s - but you can't let them be a replacement from a manager truly owning whether someone is crushing it or just getting by. But they're a crutch.

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Career Assessments and Career Happiness

Career Realism

One of the workshops was a debate on both sides of the effectiveness of career assessments versus self-assessment and introspection. While I have taken and given many assessments, I have never felt the warm fuzzies when using them in any capacity, with the exception of the Self-Directed Search by John Holland, which I use in a very limited capacity, and in combination with one on one or small group counseling. Assessments should be just that – a tool.

5 Secrets to Surviving a Candidate Personality Assessment #thecandidate

Workology

The question came from one of my new coworkers who was curious about the results of the mandatory personality (uh, “leadership”) assessment that I had to take before I was hired. A little google research revealed that the practice of giving employees some type of personality or emotional intelligence assessment is now quite common. 5 hard-won survival tips for personality assessments: Entertain the idea that the test may be accurate.

4 Lame Excuses to Not Assess Yourself

Career Realism

How should you assess your unique combination of values, skills and interests when job searching? Climbing the Ladder Job Search advice assessment blog career CAREEREALISM job search managementYou are not special, but you are unique. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

Are Assessments Good For Your Career?

Career Realism

Are Assessments Good For Your Career? Assessments, from heavily researched personality tests to the scores of instruments that measure “personal styles” in some manner, are praised by publishers and criticized by a variety of sources including academics. I’ve taken scores of “assessments,” administered hundreds in a variety of settings, and completed graduate level education in psychological testing. Related: Top 5 Career Assessments To Direct Your Career Change.

HR Mind Games Hangout - Episode #2 – Does This Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate Is Stupid?

The HR Capitalist

HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute hangout hosted by me/KD/HR Capitalist and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In each episode of Mind Games, we’ll cover how general assessment geekiness/expertise helps HR and Recruiting Pros make better hires as well as maximize performance once that talent is in the door! Episode #2 – Does This Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate Is Stupid?

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HR Mind Games Webinar - Episode #2 – Does This Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate Is Stupid?

The HR Capitalist

HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute webinar hangout hosted by me/KD/HR Capitalist and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In each episode of Mind Games, we’ll cover how general assessment geekiness/expertise helps HR and Recruiting Pros make better hires as well as maximize performance once that talent is in the door!

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4 Lame Excuses to Not Assess Yourself

Career Realism

How should you assess your unique combination of values, skills and interests when job searching? Climbing the Ladder Job Search advice assessment blog career CAREEREALISM job search managementYou are not special, but you are unique. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

#30BBM Day 1 – Assess Yourself

Personal Excellence Blog

Day 1 – Assess Your Personality. I started assessing my character. For today’s task, you’ll be assessing yourself. Your Task: Assess Yourself. The first task of 30BBM is to assess your personality. Awareness & Growth Challenges & Courses Character Building 30BBM assess yourselfThis is Day 1 of “ Be a Better Me in 30 Days &# (30BBM) August 2011 Challenge.

ASSESSMENTS (With Video): Your Best Feature Is Also Your Worst Feature.

The HR Capitalist

Let's say you've just taken a behavioral assessment. Anyway, you took the assessment. But for every interpretation of an outlier assessment score as a positive, there's also a negative. Turns out, when it comes to assessments, your best feature is also your worst feature. Video below of me talking assessments at Disrupt HR (email subscribers click through if you can't see the video). Short post today with a "coaching others" slant.

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Want To Start A Business? Learn How To Assess Profitability

Career Realism

The best franchises will also assess your bundle of skills and experiences for whether they provide a good fit for their business. Learn How To Assess Profitability appeared first on CAREEREALISM. Career Advice Entrepreneurship assess profitability career advice entrepreneurship job search start a businessProbably the first question that passes any business prospector’s lips is: How much money can I make? Arriving at a true answer, however, may not be as easy as it seems.

How the Latitude Assessment Changed My Life – in Reverse

Water Cooler Wisdom

College career counselors often ask me to recommend assessments, which is kind of funny I never took any kind of test to inform the decision about a major or a career.    Fifteen years later, I received the opportunity to take YouScience’s two-hour online assessment, Latitude.    The assessment’s series of five to 12 minute exercises reveal 14 of the aptitudes most important to college and career plus the types of work you’ll find most satisfying.

Career Assessments and Career Happiness II

Career Realism

I recently wrote on Career Assessments and Career Happiness. In it I explained the trouble with many assessments is that there is no personal involvement or inner process that involves an individual seeking guidance in the results other than checking yes or no to a question – or another limited response. During this conversation, she mentioned that she had taken a number of assessments that all came up with careers like military , police officer, government worker, and so on.

Don't Assess Cultural Fit with Personal Questions

Hiring Technical People

Assessing cultural fit is important, and the questions you want to ask might be some of these: “Tell me about your greatest successes. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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Assess yourself: Should you launch a startup?

Penelope Trunk

I fired Melissa. We were bickering all the time. And she was saying I’m impossible to work for and I was saying she’s impossible to manage. The problem is I’m a mad raving lunatic about making sure that people who work for me like working for me.

Skills Assessment and Career Exploration

Career Tips Blog

Skills Assessment and Career Exploration O*Net is an excellent site for exploring occupations. link] Share/Bookmark Tagged with: career research • free stuff • skill assessment • skills Filed under: Career Assessment Like this post?

Reinventing Your Career? 5 Steps To Assess Your Transferable Skills

Career Realism

As you take an inventory of your skills, you want to dive deep into the details of your day to accurately assess your strengths and transferable skills. Realistically assess your personal strengths. 5 Steps To Assess Your Transferable Skills appeared first on CAREEREALISM. As we all know, most of us will reach a time in our work life when we have to reinvent our careers for an evolving economy. Some of us go back to school while others enter new businesses.

How To Ace An Assessment Test

Career Realism

How important are career assessment tests that you encounter in interviews? Some companies give managers the right to hire someone even if they don’t do well on an assessment, but many others do not. How To Ace An Assessment Test. Some assessments are highly customized, because the employer is looking for a specific profile of a person to do the job. If you don’t know what’s coming in an assessment test, the element of surprise can throw you off.

Assess and Analyze Your Job Search Progress

Competitive Resumes

BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: Assess and Analyze Your Job Search Progress Assess and Analyze Your Job Search Progress The job search is not an automated process or just the overflow of a job seekers heart. Many careers always use assessments and tests to make sure quality performance that leads to measure production. Why should someone assess and test his or her job search strategy? Therefore, methods that achieve minimal results need assessment.

How to Assess a Potential Employer – Air Date: 9/10/13

Career Realism

shares tips and tricks for assessing an employer so you can make sure they are the right company for you! The post How to Assess a Potential Employer – Air Date: 9/10/13 appeared first on CAREEREALISM. In this episode, J.T. She also discusses how to explain why you were fired to potential employers and how to get back into the workforce after an extended absence. Plus much, much more!

Career Assessment Matches Students to a College's Majors with New Career Key for Higher Education Tool

Career Key

Holland career assessment leader Career Key announces a new "My College's Majors" tool that enables admissions, first year experience (FYE) and student success programs to match students to the programs and majors their school offers. Career Key Discovery for Higher Education , "Leveling Up," includes this new tool.

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Assessing Your Skills

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Whether you are a new graduate, are looking to switch careers, or simply want to keep on top of your career, routinely assessing your skills and strengths is vital. The investment is worthwhile not only in finding a job but also to improve the position you already have. If you are still a college student [.]. Tips Your Job Search career Employment job hunt Skill

Assessing the Risks of Your Next Job

Corn on the Job

Here is how to make risk assessment a part of your future job searches: Ask About the Safety Quotient. Safety Quotient is a term representing the risk assessment process used to make the workplace safer. The assessment works both ways. Did you know that working can be risky business? In 2012 , there were 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries in the private sector requiring at least one day off of work. The following year, there were over 4,400 workplace fatalities.

What do You Want to be When You Grow Up? Job Search Made Easy

Career Alley

This page, from livecareer.com, provides an explanation of career assessment tests. Career Assessment Tools & Tests – Another set of tools for you from Quintcareers.com, these provide assessment tools (split between entry level and established job seekers), sites offering various assessment tools, plus a long list of other assessment links which include Personality Tests, IQ tests and interesting links like WhatHalf.com (as in, what half of your brain).

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