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Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Chief Executive

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - establish policy or laws
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - communicate technical information
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates - supervise advertising or public relations staff
  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies - develop policies, procedures, methods, or standards

About the test

The HR Avatar Chief Executive 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 Chief Executive 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
  • 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:11-1011.00
Simulation Context:Leadership and Management
O*Net Context:Management
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.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$69,780 or less
Bottom 25%:
$114,100 or less
$181,210 (Average)
Top 25%:
$208,000 or more
Top 10%:
$208,000 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:5,840

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Security
Top Skills
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Coordination
  • Systems Analysis
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Clarity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Written Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
Education Requirements
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
Post-Masters Certificate:
Doctoral Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
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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