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The Benefits of Behavioral Talent Assessments

If you’ve applied for a job within the past several years, you’ve likely been asked to complete a behavioral talent assessment. These tests are typically given before first-round interviews and give employers insight into whether a candidate has the skills and personal traits necessary to succeed in a role.

While these assessments are extremely valuable for employers, many candidates find them tedious and annoying. However, behavioral assessments can be just as much a resource for job seekers as for hiring managers. Read on to learn four ways behavioral talent assessments help your job search.  

How Behavioral Talent Assessments Can Benefit Your Job Search

Enjoy a Fairer Hiring Process

Standardized assessments reduce unconscious bias and make the early stages of the hiring process fairer. You’ll answer the same questions as the other applicants for the position, meaning you’ll have a fair chance to prove yourself. If you have the skills and traits the employer is looking for, you’ll do well on the assessment and increase your chances of getting an interview. And since you’ll already have impressed the employer with your competency, you may find the interview experience less stressful.

Ensure You’re Qualified

Assessments from potential employers often test you on the fundamental skills you’ll need for the position. This is helpful because you’ll get a preview of the role, what type of work you can expect, and whether that work is something you enjoy and are qualified for. If you struggle to complete a talent assessment, you can be reasonably sure that the role isn’t a good fit for your skill set and can focus on applications for other jobs.

Get to Know Potential Employers

Behavioral talent assessments give you a preview of the type of work you’ll be doing in a certain role and the employer’s brand values and culture. You can often tell which behavioral traits an employer values most based on the questions they ask on an assessment, thus determining whether you’ll enjoy working for them. For instance, you might prefer to work slightly slower to do things correctly the first time. If you get a sense from an employer’s assessment that they’re looking for employees who value speed over accuracy, you’ll understand that you’d likely end up being unhappy in that job.

Gain Useful Feedback

The only thing more frustrating than being rejected from a role you were excited about is being rejected without an explanation. But many behavioral assessments provide employers with detailed feedback on candidate results to help them select the candidates best qualified for the role. If an employer decides you’re not a good fit based on your assessment results, they can pass this feedback on to you. This can help provide closure after rejection and help guide you toward the jobs that will be a great fit.  

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