Blog posts with information on assessment centres. Please visit the assessment centres section of our website for more information.
Assessment centres can be an intimidating prospect, but they’re also an essential step in the recruitment process for many large employers. If you’ve been invited to an assessment centre and don’t know how to prepare, then don’t worry! LSE Careers can help you get ready for this.
All assessment centres are different, but we also have a lot of resources […]
The group exercise is a common component of most assessment centres and something that you are likely to become quite familiar with as you navigate your path into employment. Whether you’re taking part in a group discussion, team case study, role play or a ‘design and build’ team game, employers are interested in observing how you interact with others. […]
1. Preparation is key
If you have a presentation to do, no matter how well you know the subject, don’t think you can just make it up as you go along. Preparation is very important, and you need to make sure that you have a structure to your presentation to ensure your audience is engaged and your content is clear.
Presentations are an integral element in the recruitment process for many organisations, and are something that few of us really enjoy, particularly when so much is at stake. The good news is that practice definitely makes perfect, and you’ll find that each time you present you will become more comfortable as long as you follow a few basic guidelines. […]
Once you successfully get through the first stage of the application process to the next round – you’re on your way from being a possible employee to a probable employee and should feel proud that your application has impressed your potential employers.
There are, however, a number of ways in which an employer may assess your suitability for a job […]
John, an international student in the Management Department, has had a lot of success at application stage and recently attended a number of assessment centres. Here he shares his insights into how to get through the different stages of the selection and recruitment processes and his top tips for success:
Application forms and psychometric tests
In applications use the full word count. If an answer […]
If you are a current LSE student, you can now access a huge selection of practice psychometric tests, employer tests and assessment centre and interview advice through our new resource, Graduates First. Find out more and sign up to Graduates First on our website (LSE network account required).
Guest blog by Michael Seal who secured a place on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme for when he graduated from LSE this year:
First, if you’ve already made it to an assessment centre, congratulations! You’ve clearly impressed the employer and should take pride in making it this far.
All assessment centres are different, and often require different specialist tasks that are […]
We’ve been seeing lots of students with assessment centres coming up and many more who are waiting the results of telephone and first round interviews. For any of you about to go through an assessment centre, the whole process can be feel a bit daunting. Doing research and familiarising yourself with what to expect on the day is the best […]
Guest blog by the Bank of England:
If you’ve been invited to attend an assessment centre for a graduate position or internship, congratulations! Hundreds or thousands of people are likely to have applied for the same position and didn’t make it this far, so you’ve done a great job to get here.
Graduate recruiters increasingly use assessment centres as the final […]
So you have been invited to an assessment centre – congratulations! The invitation is proof that the key messages in your CV, cover letter and application form have hit the mark. Your written first impression has been a good one. Most likely you have also gone through an initial interview, whether face-to-face or on the telephone, and again you have […]
Former LSE student Arnab Datta has been through the assessment centre process. In this blog post he shares his tips on how to best prepare. There is no doubt that applications for graduate jobs are challenging, especially due to the number of tests that need to be taken before even getting an interview. Still, once you get to the final […]
LSE alumnus and guest blogger Arnab Datta shares his insights on psychometric testing and the best way to approach these assessments. You will not be surprised to hear that tests form a major part of the application process for a lot of graduate jobs. Still, different companies and industries challenge you in particular ways, so one major skill is adapting […]