Anyone who has been in the job hunt knows companies use technology to assist in the hiring process. Application processes most often include an assessment.

Assessments measure job fit over time, not intelligence.

Companies benchmark their top performers by having them take assessments. All applicants for a specific position take the same (or similar) assessment as the incumbent individual(s). Responses are analyzed and compared to determine a likelihood of success.

Don’t underestimate the importance of an assessment.

Imagine yourself in the position your applied for already. Consider how you would respond if you were already in the role.

Some companies use assessment results as decision making criteria, while others use them only as a tool to further investigate specific skills or competencies. You should do the best you can, and take pride in your effort.