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Most large graduate employers use assessment centres as a key component of their recruitment process. Be prepared for your Assessment day(s).

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An assessment as part of the recruitment process.

An assessment centre carries out a detailed examination of your suitability for a job, which can take anything from half a day to two days. Many smaller and medium sized employers also use some assessment or selection exercises within their decision-making process to assist them in selecting the most suitable candidates.

For you, the candidate, success at this stage of the process is a very important step towards being offered the job. Knowing what happens at assessment centres, and why, will help you feel well prepared and confident on the day itself.

  • Topics covered
    • What is an Assessment Centre and what can you expect during an employment assessment?
    • Knowledge of the different tests, role plays and assignments
    • How to prepare for an assessment
    • How to increase your chances during an assessment
    • How to handle nerves.
  • Results

    After this workshop:

    • You will know what to expect during an assessment day
    • You will know how prepare for your assessment day
    • You will face your assessment day(s) with more confidence.
  • Practical information
    • Target group: Dutch and international UvA students and UvA graduates (who have graduated up to one year ago)
    • Participation: a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 participants
    • Language: English
    • Location: the sessions are at the Roeterseiland Campus (REC). You will receive the exact location by email, after your registration
    • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services) in close collaboration with Nicoline Hermans, assessment coach. More information:
  • Useful supplement

    You may want to combine this workshop with:

    • information session CV
    • information session LinkedIn
    • workshop Networking
    • Career Exploration Talks
    • workshop Ace your job interview
  • Conditions
    • Participation is free.
    • After your registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation.
    • In case you’re not able to participate, please follow the link in the automatic confirmation email to cancel your participation. That way, you give your spot to one of your fellow students.