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General Project Manager
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General Project Manager

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - oversee execution of organizational or program policies
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates - supervise advertising or public relations staff
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - stock or organize goods
  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.

About the test

The HR Avatar General Project Manager 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 General Project Manager 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
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • 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:11-1021.00
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%:
$44,290 or less
Bottom 25%:
$64,890 or less
Median:
$99,310 (Average)
Top 25%:
$155,020 or more
Top 10%:
$208,000 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
2,124,100
2024 (projected):
2,275,200
Annual U.S. Job Openings:68,880

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Clerical
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Economics and Accounting
Top Skills
  • Coordination
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
15%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
9%
Some College:
19%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
9%
Bachelor's Degree:
29%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
15%
Post-Masters Certificate:
3%
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:
5%
1 - 2 Years:
11%
2 - 4 Years:
22%
4 - 6 Years:
24%
6 - 8 Years:
9%
8 - 10 Years:
13%
More than 10 Years:
14%
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: Adjutant General, Adult Daycare Coordinator, Assistant Manager, Building Manager, Business Administrator, Business Coordinator, Business Development Director, Business Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Deputy, Corporate Administrator, Corporate Manager, Department Store General Manager, Department Store Manager, District Commercial Superintendent, District Plant Superintendent, District Traffic Chief, District Wire Chief, Division Toll Wire Chief, Division Traffic Superintendent, Drilling and Production Superintendent, Electrical Superintendent, Equipment Maintenance Superintendent, Executive Administrator, Executive Director, Facilities Manager, Facility Manager, Field Party Manager, Fish and Game Club Manager, Fitness Manager, General Manager (GM), General Superintendent, Golf Course Manager, Gym Manager, Head of Store Operations, Head of Visual Merchandising, Industrial Organization Manager, Installation Superintendent, Laundry Superintendent, Lease Operator, Line Construction Superintendent, Mine Administrator Supervisor, Mine Superintendent, Movie Theater Manager, Newspaper Manager, Nonprofit Director, Nonprofit Manager, Office Manager, Offshoring Manager, Oil Lease Operator, Oil Operator, Oil Producer, Operations Administrator, Operations Coordinator, Operations Director, Operations Manager, Operations Supervisor, Operations Vice President, Park Superintendent, Parks and Recreation Manager, Plant Manager, Plant Superintendent, Plant Supervisor, Print Production Coordinator, Print Production Manager, Printing Manager, Prison Warden, Production Manager, Program Manager, Public Works Director, Publication Director, Radio Station Manager, Refinery Superintendent, Relocation Commissioner, Revenue Director, Revenue Manager, Roads Superintendent, Salon Manager, Shelter Director, Shift Superintendent, Shop Superintendent, Social Insurance Administrator, Solid Waste Manager, Sports Team Manager, Store Manager, Street Commissioner, Street Superintendent, Substation Superintendent, Television Station Manager, Theatre Manager, Venue Manager, Water and Sewer Systems Supervisor, Water Control Supervisor, Water Superintendent, Waterworks Supervisor, Zoo Director

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators, First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers, Administrative Services Managers, Lodging Managers, Logistics Managers, Gaming Managers, Purchasing Managers, Food Service Managers, Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products, Storage and Distribution Managers, Industrial Production Managers, Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners, Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities, Sales Managers, Sales Agents, Financial Services, Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes, Financial Managers, Branch or Department, Marketing Managers, Human Resources Managers


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Respond to employee feedback in order to create a more positive work environment.
  • Help incorporate a new employee into your workplace.
  • Determine efficiency of different outsourcing operations.
  • Suggest policy changes to increase employee satisfaction.
  • Implement corporate policy among employees.
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