Testing, Situation & Performance

During an interview an employer may ask you to:

•  complete a test, task, or technical assignment
•  describe a situation or scenario
•  perform a presentation on a topic or skill

Your performance assists the interviewer to determine whether you have the skills necessary to succeed in the job for which you are interviewing.  

Question Intent

An interviewer may add a test, situation, or performance component to your interview to:

•  evaluate knowledge, skill level, and performance,
•  assess logic, reasoning processes, and creative thinking skills
•  observe confidence and competence in skills.

Hot tips in responding to Testing, Situation & Performance Questions

•  Share your thought processes with the interviewer.
•  Clearly demonstrate your ability to utilize logic and creativity to reach your conclusions.
•  Draw upon any relevant job-specific knowledge and transferable skills.

For more tips on answering questions effectively, visit the All About Interviews and Interview Types> Performance Interviews.

 

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