Read the Pareto Top 5
for passing that graduate
Take confidence in the fact you were good
enough to be invited to the gradute assessment centre.
Talk to other candidates around you, remember you are all in the
same boat so make some friends, employers like to see how you
interact with others. If you feel nervous try some deep
breathing, this will calm your nerves - it really does
Preparation is not always possible so read the
situation and be ready to react. You are not being assessed on what
you know but how you think.
One of the major advantages to assessment
centres is that they give you a number of chances to show off
your strengths – if your performance dips in one exercise you still
have plenty of opportunities left to turn things around.
Team work is all about working effectively
with others, this means considering the opinion of everyone in the
group and agreeing a suitable conclusion. Most jobs require
an element of team work so it is important that you try to get this
right. You should find a balance between pushing your case
and helping the group to complete the task. Work
with the other candidates – don’t be
argumentative, if you have an idea then make yourself heard, give
your thoughts clearly and concisely and remember to listen to
Participate and get yourself
Creative thinking will help get you noticed
and make an impact. Try to think beyond the question or problem and
offer a more creative solution. For example: if asked how you
would find a new business lead, don’t just respond with the
expected such as searching the internet. Look at the bigger
picture and consider more inventive solutions such as business
networking events and local contacts/business’s. You could ask
colleagues/friends/family for referrals!
TIP NO 5
Listen carefully to any instructions given
during the assessment centre and always read any additional
information thoroughly. Remain focused and motivated
throughout - you may find the day tiring but remember you are
assessed for the entire day.