Grad Bites: Assessment Centres
Assessment centres (or assessment days) are often the final stage of the graduate recruitment process. Candidates are gathered together to complete a variety of tasks and activities that test suitability for the job or grad scheme. They enable you to demonstrate a wide range of skills, and allow employers to learn more about you than in a face-to-face interview.
Chris Matchan is an experienced HR professional, whose work has included designing & running graduate assessment centres. In this video, he explains what they are looking for and how to give it your best.
Chris Matchan’s career spans over 30 years in international HR roles, with companies ranging from multinationals to start-ups. He now has a consultancy business, where he is involved in headhunting and coaching, teaching at universities, and dealing with outplacements – helping people who are have been fired or made redundant, to find their way back into the jobs market.
As an experienced recruiter, Chris was the ideal person to share his expertise on job applications and how to stand out in a competitive market. He offers valuable tips on CVs and cover letters, psychometric testing, interviews, assessment centres and presentations. He also offers advice for people interested in getting into HR, and tips for entrepreneurs.
See more from Chris:
Grad Bites: Job Applications
Tips on applications, writing cover letters & CVs
Grad Bites: Psychometric Tests & Personality Questionnaires
What are psychometric tests & personality questionnaires, plus tips on how to tackle them
Grad Bites: Interview Tips – Chris Matchan
How to nail an interview – from combatting nerves to letting your personality shine through
Find out more about Assessment Centres:
Assessment Centre Preparation
Why employers use assessment centres & how to prepare for them
Tips for Assessment Centre Tasks & Exercises
Find out what they are looking for & tips to help you perform well