Online assessment centres

Preparing for an online assessment centre

We have become aware some graduate recruiters are moving away from inviting candidates to a physical assessment centre. Recruiters are using tools such as Skype and Microsoft teams whereas others are using Virtual Reality (VR) to simulate a typical work environment.

Understandably, being told that you are going to participate in an online assessment centre can be stressful. However, it is worth remembering the employer’s objective is the same – they want the best candidate for the job. In fact, some argue, that an online assessment centre is a more accurate reflection of the future world of work and the ability to participate in virtual group discussions with colleagues across the globe is part and parcel of the 21st century.

What can you expect from an online assessment centre, and how should you prepare?

What remote assessment centres look like and how to prepare Written by Zoë Mitton, the Regional University Partnerships Manager at FDM for University of Manchester Careers Blog

Preparing for and succeeding in an online assessment centre Written by Saiyada Fazal for University of Bath Careers Perspectives Blog


Good luck and remember the key to success is proper preparation!




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