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Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Getting Information - search legal records
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - decide causes of legal action
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - examine evidence to determine if it will support charges
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - conduct legal hearings
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others - advise clients or customers
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - interpret laws or legislation
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - understand legal terminology
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - use administrative law

About the test

The HR Avatar Attorney Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. 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 Attorney 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
  • 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:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:23-1011.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Legal
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
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.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$57,430 or less
Bottom 25%:
$78,130 or less
Median:
$119,250 (Average)
Top 25%:
$178,480 or more
Top 10%:
$208,000 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
792,500
2026 (projected):
857,500
Annual U.S. Job Openings:40,700

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Economics and Accounting
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Persuasion
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Written Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
Professional Degree:
68%
Doctoral Degree:
31%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
15%
Less than 1 Month:
3%
6 Months - 1 Year:
2%
1 - 2 Years:
6%
2 - 4 Years:
51%
4 - 6 Years:
5%
6 - 8 Years:
5%
More than 10 Years:
12%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Communicate next steps persuasively and effectively in writing.
  • Determine recurring themes in company feedback emails.
  • Remember and be able to relay company policy details.
  • Write a brief essay.
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