Assessment Day

Posted by | September 27, 2001 | Uncategorized | One Comment

I went for an ‘Assessment Day’ yesterday. They’re one of those job interviews dreamed up by ‘more important than you’ companies to separate themselves from the normal companies that provide average, run-of-the-mill interviews. Bless ’em. It consists of 2 or 3 group tasks, a group presentation, a regular interview, and get this, a 3 minute solo presentation to the company on ‘Why You Should Select Me’! Get through all that in one piece and you deserve a medal.
ANYWAY, I did that for 6 hours yesterday afternoon, without offer of food, water or travel expenses (you can tell from the chandeliers that there could just about stretch to a few chocolate hobnobs if the felt like it), only for 40 out of the 50 attendants to be told, “Sorry, you came without a job, and I’m afraid you’ll leave without one.”
The company was Pareto Law, by the way. Their website looks quite good. Shame the company isn’t…
Ahhh, rant over. I’m off to collect my dole money. 😉

One Comment

  • Shaun says:

    Yea, I’ve been to some pretty horrendous assessment days. I hate the personality questions but quite enjoy the numerical reasoning tests actualy! I’ve found a fairly good free site for practice tests.

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