Friday, 24 August 2007

I still can't see why I didn't get an interview

Check this and tell me why I didn't get an interview

Assessment Centre Feedback

For Candidate B.Ginger

Date 23 August 2007

The results of the tests are given below, and you will see two figures:

1. Accuracy: This is the percentage of the questions you attempted, which you answered correctly.

2. Percentile: This shows how the number of questions, which you answered correctly, compared with the results of a large norm group of people with similar background and experience to you. This is on a scale of 0-100.

A 50 percentile results means that you performed as well as the average in the norm group. Higher or lower figures means that your results were comparable with that percentage of the norm group.

This percentile score takes into account the time you took to answer the questions, so is an indication of both accuracy and speed of working, compared with the norm group. A high accuracy and low percentile, indicates your accuracy was good, but that you were slower at working than the norm group. This may be due to lack of recent practice in that ability area. Speed may not be critical, unless the job requires both speed and accuracy from the outset.

I also enclose a copy of your Candidate Personal Report, which summarises the information, please contact me, and I will be pleased to discuss your results with you further.


Checking: 93% accuracy 73 percentile result

Verbal: 78% accuracy 84 percentile result

Numerical 100% accuracy 96 percentile result

Yours sincerely

Assessment Centre Manager

My lowest score is 73 percentile. If that's low, then the eight candidates who did get through must have got close to 100% on every result.


Ms B Ginger


Key Points
* This report is based on your self-report of your typical or preferred behaviour
* The responses have been compared with those of a large sales and customer service group
* The points raised should be seen as indicators of potential rather than definitive statements
* The information should be treated confidentially

* The information can give valuable insight into your training and development needs

How to Use this Guide

* Read the points raised and reflect on how true or accurate they may be of you

* Discuss the points with your supervisor or manager

Relationships With People

You appear to avoid influencing others through negotiation and persuasion. This may be due to your being reasonably attuned to others' feelings and placing more emphasis on how they will react than trying to win them round to your point of view.

Your reasonable interest in others suggests that you will let others know what you are feeling only when this is more appropriate or acceptable.
You have a moderate preference for working in teams. In working as part of a team, however, you would probably adopt a quiet and unassuming style.
Whilst you are moderately interested in taking part in team activities, you come across as being more than happy to share credit with others but are likely to be very modest about any personal success.
Thinking Style
You come across as very much enjoying working with information and probing the facts when tackling a problem.
This objective style seems to be complimented by a moderately creative streak, although you are also quite open to others' creative inputs. Not only are you likely to be moderately imaginative but you come across as being generally open to change, whilst also being aware of the benefits of staying with more established methods.
Your moderate degree of flexibility in terms of adapting to change seems to be associated with a balanced view when it comes to taking a structured approach to your work. Thus, depending on what is required of the situation, you may plan to fit the changes into your current work schedule, or decide to tackle each new issue as it arises.
Whilst you tend to be reasonably well planned in your approach to work, you are moderately keen to adhere to deadlines. In line with this, you are likely to work methodically and others can normally rely on you to be fairly accurate as regards checking detail.
You seem to be someone who is reasonably calm when things go wrong or the unexpected happens. You also appear to be able to stay positive whilst remaining realistic.
Added to your fairly calm approach, you prefer to work at an easy pace, rather than straining to get the work done.
Your reaction to stress may not always be obvious to others as you tend to show your feelings now and then. Indeed, when telling people how you are feeling, you are likely to balance your need for expression with their sensitivities.
Along with your preference with steady and unrushed work, you are also likely to prefer tasks which are possibly less challenging, and which you can achieve without having to compete with others. In fact, you may feel that your out of work activities are more of a motivator for you than being outstanding at your job.
Your dislike of being competitive and ambitious at work is complemented by your being prepared to work either as a team or on your own. You will also be reasonably sensitive to others, providing they don't command your continuous attention.
I'm unambitious, a good team worker, good with facts and information, I'm not self seeking and will put the team first.
I'm sensitive to the needs and feeling of others, flexible when it comes to unplanned work, change and emergencies and can work within established processes or be open to changes in work and routine.
I don't get it at all.