How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre: Essential Preparation for Psychometric Tests, Group and Role-Play Exercises, Panel Interviews and Presentations (Careers & Testing)

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Used by organizations worldwide, the assessment center method is a series of techniques and evaluations to determine a person's future work performance. The method is constantly evolving, and this revised and expanded edition of How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre provides up-to-date approaches to prepare for assessment events. The authors give expert advice on how assessments are conducted and how to prepare for different forms of assessment. It looks in detail at each of these different assessments, from group exercises and psychometric tests to panel interviews and role play exercises. 

This updated edition includes practice questions with answers and explanations and new personality and emotional intelligence questionnaires.

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Harry Tolley is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. He also works as a researcher, author and independent consultant. He is the co-author of several best-selling titles including How to Pass Numeracy Tests and How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests (both Kogan Page). 

Robert Wood is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. He also works as an independent consultant. He is the author of several recruitment and selection texts, including Test Your Emotional Intelligence (also published by Kogan Page).

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