Amazing top tips for attending Graduate Assessment Centres.
Assessment Centre’s are used by employers to narrow down a large number of applicants who are applying for a job role. A range of tasks and activities are set to be completed. This is where the employers will watch over the candidates to see who stands out. Additionally, When applying for job roles yourself, you will more than likely come across at least one Assessment Centre day you have to take part in, so here are some tips and tricks to help you succeed.
A day at Assessment Centre example:
09.00 – Arrival and introduction to Assessment Centre
09.30 – Employer presentation and group ice-breaker exercise
10.30 – Role play
11.45 – Group exercise: Case study
12.45 – Lunch Break
14:00 – Individual task: In-tray exercise
14.45 – Individual Presentation
16.15 – Individual interview
17:00 – Finish
Preparation for an Assessment Centre
- Be confident. Show the employer you are confidence through taking the lead in group activities.
- Practice communication skills. You will most likely have to do an individual or group presentation, so building your communication skills will benefit lots.
- Be polite and friendly. When spoken to or speaking to others, make sure to always do so in a polite manner.
- The night before the Assessment Centre, make sure to get a good night sleep. This way you will feel nice and refreshed ready to go on the day!
- Stay focused. Even if you get a task wrong, don’t worry about it too much or it may affect your overall performance. Just keep focused and try your hardest in each task.