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A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Carpenter (Short)


Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
  • Getting Information - read blueprints
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws.
  • Install structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters' hand or power tools.
  • Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
  • Select and order lumber or other required materials.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Carpenter 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 Carpenter 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.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Carpentry Fundamentals
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
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:47-2031.00
Simulation Context:Construction
O*Net Context:Construction and Extraction
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$30,170 or less
Bottom 25%:
$37,140 or less
$48,330 (Average)
Top 25%:
$63,050 or more
Top 10%:
$84,690 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$14.51 or less
Bottom 25%:
$17.86 or less
$23.24 (Average)
Top 25%:
$30.31 or more
Top 10%:
$40.72 or more

US Employment Statistics
2028 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:116,300

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Building and Construction
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Trunk Strength
  • Visualization
  • Information Ordering
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Multilimb Coordination
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
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Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
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Alternate Titles for this Role: Aluminum Siding Applicator, Aluminum Siding Installer, Aluminum Siding Mechanic, Asbestos Siding Mechanic, Assembled Wood Products Repairer, Assembler, Beam Builder, Boat Builder, Boat Carpenter, Boat Carpenter Mechanic, Boat Finisher, Boat Joiner, Boat Repairer, Boatwright, Bowling Alley Floors Installer, Brick Siding Applicator, Building Carpenter, Cabinet Installer, Cabinet Maker, Cabinetmaker, Canoe Builder, Car Framer, Carpenter Apprentice, Carpenter Assembler, Carpenter Foreman, Carpenter Repairer, Carpentry and Masonry Specialist, Carpentry Foreman, Carpentry Specialist, Casket Assembler, Ceiler, Composition Siding Worker, Composition Weatherboard Applier, Concrete Carpenter, Construction Framer, Construction Superintendent, Construction Worker, Cooper, Counter Installer, Crater, Custom Applicator, Custom Framing Specialist, Door Hanger, Door Installer, Doormaker, Floor Coverer Apprentice, Flume Worker, Foreman, Framer, Framing Carpenter, Framing Specialist, Garage Door Hanger, Garage Door Installer, Hardwood Floor Installer, Hardwood Floor Layer, Hardwood Flooring Specialist, Hogshead Cooper, House Carpenter, House Repairer, Inside Finisher, Interior Paneler, Interior Systems Carpenter, Joiner Apprentice, Jointer, Laboratory Equipment Installer, Lather, Lather Apprentice, Lay-Out Worker, Maintenance Carpenter, Mast Maker, Metal Tile Lather, Metal Weather Stripper, Miniature Set Builder, Model Set Artist, Mold Carpenter, Mold Maker, Molder, Molding and Trim Installer, Motion Picture Scene Builder, Overhead Garage Door Hanger, Panel Installer, Picture Framer, Pole Frame Construction Worker, Prefabricated Houses Trimmer, Production Worker, Prop Maker, Prototype Carpenter, Railcar Carpenter, Refinisher, Residential Builder, Residential Carpenter, Residential Finish Carpenter, Residential Framing Carpenter, Roof Assembler, Sash Installer, Sheather, Shingler, Ship Carpenter, Ship Ceiler, Ship Fitter, Ship Joiner, Shipwright, Shipwright Apprentice, Sider, Sider Mechanic, Siding Applicator, Siding Installer, Siding Mechanic, Sign Carpenter, Sparmaker, Stage Rigger, Stair Builder, Storm Window Installer, Stull Installer, Subassembly Assembler, Tank Builder and Erector, Tank Carpenter, Tank Erector, Trimmer, Weather Strip Installer, Weather Strip Mechanic, Weather Stripper, Window Assembler, Window Installer, Window Repairer, Window Sash Installer, Windows and Doors Installer, Wood Boatbuilder, Wood Boatbuilder Apprentice, Wood Car Builder, Wood Floor Layer, Wood Flooring Specialist, Wood Tank Builder, Wood Tank Erector, Wooden Tank Erector, Woodworker

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Sheet Metal Workers, Terrazzo Workers and Finishers, Brickmasons and Blockmasons, Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers, Rough Carpenters, Helpers--Carpenters, Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic, Tile and Marble Setters, Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, Fence Erectors, Maintenance and Repair Workers, General, Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment, Electricians, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Plumbers, Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers, Automotive Master Mechanics

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Learn and demonstrate understanding of safety regulations.
  • Calculate materials needed for construction project.
  • Estimate time to complete a project.
  • Help co-workers measure depth.
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