Top tips for assessment day

You've read up about how the assessments work and completed our practice assessments to test your reasoning abilities, so what's left to prepare for your assessment day?

Managing test anxiety

When applying for a job, it is natural to feel some anxiety before and/or during the assessment process. While a little anxiety can be helpful to ensure you approach the assessment at a good pace, it is important to be as relaxed as possible when you sit down to complete the assessment.

Simply having a good night’s rest and making sure you’ve had a good breakfast can have a positive effect on your ability to perform. Try to avoid rushing around before your assessment and make sure you have left yourself enough time before the assessment begins, so you can approach it in a relaxed and focussed frame of mind.

Avoid distractions

If you are completing an assessment online from home or in the office, it is absolutely essential that you are not distracted or disturbed. Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be distracted by noise or interruptions for the full duration of the assessment. Any distractions may have a direct impact on your score.

Check your equipment

Check your computer and internet connection before you're ready to start the assessment. The assessments work independently of your connection speed and therefore a slow Internet connection will not affect your test. However, you may wish to take our Internet speed test before you start to ensure that your connection meets the minimum requirements. If you are unfamiliar with using a computer please contact your administrator.

Also, make sure you have paper, a pen or pencil and a calculator to hand as you may want to write down notes or make calculations as you're working through the various questions. This is particularly important for the Elements Numerical test.

Read the instructions

Once you're ready to start the assessment, login to the My Talent Q assessment system and take a couple of minutes to carefully read the online instructions provided. If you're unsure of any of the instructions or have additional questions, please contact your administrator before starting the assessment.

Final practice

When you login to the assessment system, you will have the opportunity to complete a couple of final practice questions before you start the real assessment. Make sure you do this, as it will help familiarise you with the look, feel and functionality of the assessment system.