An Assessment Test Can Help Employers Look Past a Resume

It’s the age-old dilemma for employers looking to hire a new employee. As soon as you post up an ad online or in a newspaper, you receive hundreds of resumes, most of which end up in the trash. However, a few might stand out to you and cause you to pause in excitement to read the history of your next possible star employee.

Their resume could even be everything you could have hoped for. However, this is where your dilemma becomes apparent. Can you really trust this resume to be a real representation of any job applicant, and even if you can, what if you have two or three really great resumes and can’t decide which one you like best? This is where a job assessment test can come in handy. Independent of both the resume and the interview, an assessment test can give you a better overall representation of who your next potential employee really is.

It is a sad fact that in today’s economy, many potential employees will choose to lie on their resumes to up their chances of getting a job. Some will tell small white lies and others will tell huge lies that could even get them fired later on if they get the job. Most employers now do thorough background checks to try to avoid these types of situations, but there are still those that manage to slip through. Even if the resume is all true but you are stuck between two potential candidates, it can be hard to make a decision.

Of course, most employers in either case will look to the job interview to be their guiding light in the hiring process. A job interview after all can make or break a job applicant, but is it really fair to you or your applicant to put all your trust in an interview that can sometimes leave you with more questions than answers? Whether your applicant has prepared their best representation of themselves or is too nervous to be themselves, even a job interview sometimes won’t show you who your best applicant is.

It’s no longer enough to rely on a person’s resume or interview. Before you hire an employee, make sure you are making the right decision for you and your organization by having them take an assessment test. An assessment test can give you a truer measure of a person and how they will eventually perform in the job they are given.

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