Your hiring company may require you to take pre-employment tests. These can range from tests of your skills and personality to drug screenings and even lie detector tests if you are applying for the federal government.
Here are some tests to prepare for: Demonstration Tests Some jobs require an interview where you actually demonstrate your skills. For example: Culinary students may demonstrate their skills in what is known as a bench test. Job Shadowing You may be asked to shadow an employee at the company for a full day. This is like getting a glimpse of a "day in the life" of someone with your target job, and lets your employer see how you interact with coworkers and clients on the job. Case Interviews Usually business students will have be asked to come up with the best solutions for detailed problem scenarios. Personality Tests The Jung Typology test is carefully researched and widely used in academic and corporate environments. If you answer carefully, you’ll likely find useful new insight into yourself as you plan your career. Psychological Interviews You may be asked to fill out personality inventories, to give your interviewer a sense of your ethics and natural abilities. For example: Criminal justice students will most likely encounter psychological interviews. Degree Verification Check Many employers check to ensure that you have graduated. They want to ensure they are hiring quality candidates. Before you graduate, conduct an exit interview at the office of Student Academic Services.