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This HR Avatar Pre-Employment test was specifically designed to assess Technical Writer and similar roles. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Technical Writer test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Multitasking
 Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
 Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:US English
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:27-3042.00
O*Net Description:Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
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Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
Alternate Titles for this Role: Assembly Instructions Writer, Chief Writer, Clinical Writer, Com Writer, Contract Writer, Director, Medical Writing, Document Specialist, Documentation Designer, Documentation Specialist, Documentation Specialist/Technical Writer, Documentation Writer, Editor, Electronic Publications Specialist, Electronic Publisher, Engineering Documentation Specialist, Engineering Writer, Expert Medical Writer, Global Technical Writer, Grant Writer, Handbook Writer, Health Science Writer, Health Technical Writer, Information Developer, Lexicographer, Manager, Medical Writing, Manual Writer, Medical Technical Writer, Medical Writer, Narrative Writer, Principal Technical Writer, Process Description Writer, Proposal Coordinator, Proposal Manager, Proposal Writer, Publication Specialist, Quality Analyst/Technical Writer, Report Writer, Requirements Analyst, Scientific Technical Writer, Scientific Writer, Senior Consultant in Document Excellence, Senior Label Specialist, Senior Medical Writer, Senior Publications Specialist, Senior Technical Editor, Senior Technical Writer, Specifications Writer, Tech Writer, Technical and Scientific Publications Editor, Technical Communicator, Technical Editor, Technical Publications Writer, Technical Report Writer, Technical Writer, Technical Writer (Consultant), Technical Writer and Editor, Technical Writing Lead/Mgr
Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists, Editors, Reporters and Correspondents, Copy Writers, Proofreaders and Copy Markers, Regulatory Affairs Specialists, Information Security Analysts, Public Relations Specialists, Library Technicians, Social Science Research Assistants, Film and Video Editors, Multimedia Artists and Animators, Web Developers, Graphic Designers, Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers, Computer Programmers, Electronic Drafters, Web Administrators, Database Administrators


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Test Activities
  • Write a short essay.

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