Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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:

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner (Short)

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - plan or organize work
  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner 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 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner 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 and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • 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:13-1121.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$29,240 or less
Bottom 25%:
$38,460 or less
$51,560 (Average)
Top 25%:
$67,250 or more
Top 10%:
$88,360 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:16,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Communications and Media
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Service Orientation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
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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