Clerk - Shipping / Receiving

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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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:

Clerk - Shipping / Receiving (Short)

Clerk - Shipping / Receiving

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Getting Information - obtain information from individuals
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - confer with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel
  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.
  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
  • Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Clerk - Shipping / Receiving 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 Clerk - Shipping / Receiving 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
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Data Entry
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  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:43-5071.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Office and Administrative Support
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$25,360 or less
Bottom 25%:
$29,060 or less
$35,260 (Average)
Top 25%:
$43,120 or more
Top 10%:
$52,820 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$12.19 or less
Bottom 25%:
$13.97 or less
$16.95 (Average)
Top 25%:
$20.73 or more
Top 10%:
$25.39 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:64,000

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Production and Processing
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Monitoring
  • Coordination
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Information Ordering
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
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
Less than 1 Month:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Booking Clerk, Break Out Man, Break Out Worker, Car Checker, Cloth Booker, Container Coordinator, Disposition Clerk, Distributing Clerk, Distribution Associate, Distribution Clerk, Express Clerk, Fish Receiver, Forwarder, Freight Breaker, Freight Clerk, Freight Handler, Freight Separator, Fruit Express Agent, Fruit Receiver, Fuel Oil Clerk, Fulfillment Mail Clerk, Garment Sorter, Grain Elevator Clerk, Gun Repair Clerk, Incoming Freight Clerk, Industrial Order Clerk, Material Control Associate, Material Processor, Milk Receiver, Order Clerk, Order Fulfillment Specialist, Package Sorter, Paper Control Clerk, Piggyback Clerk, Receiver, Receiving Associate, Receiving Clerk, Receiving Coordinator, Reconsignment Clerk, Return to Factory Clerk, Route Delivery Clerk, Routing Clerk, Sheet Writer, Ship Runner, Shipper, Shipping and Receiving Clerk, Shipping Checker, Shipping Clerk, Shipping Coordinator, Shipping Order Clerk, Shipping Packer, Stock Receiver, Store Receiver, Store Receiving Clerk, Switching Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Traffic Coordinator, Traffic Recorder, Traffic Worker, Truckload Checker, Vault Person, Vault Worker

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Proofread a letter for grammatical errors.
  • Resolve problems in expense reports.
  • Highlight problem areas in travel authorization requests.
  • Communicate maintenance schedule updates to employees.
  • Register an employee for an event.

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