The resources listed below are mostly hosted on external websites. The Careers and Employability Service website also has information on Assessment Centres. Find out more.

Assessment Centres

TARGETjobs: Assessment Centres

Detailed information on the type of exercises and tests you can expect to face at an assessment centre. There is advice on how to prepare and how to demonstrate the skills employers are looking for.

Prospects: Assessment Centres

Explains what you can expect from an Assessment Centre and provides tips on preparation together with case study exercises.

Practice E-tray exercise (Assessment Day)

Practice In-tray exercise (Assessment Day)

Assessment Day

Free practice exercises for a wide range of psychometric tests, including Numerical, Verbal, Inductive Reasoning and Situational Judgement.

Assessment Centres: the key competences graduate engineers must prove they possess (TARGETjobs)

Advice from an HR Specialist at the National Grid on the competencies that recruiters are looking for you to demonstrate at an assessment centre.

How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre

Provides advice on how assessments are conducted, how you should behave and how to prepare for the different forms of assessment.

  • Author: Harry Tolley and Robert Wood
  • Published: 2011

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Selection Centres for Speciality Training DVD

Advice for medical students and junior doctors preparing for assessment centres. Topics covered include: portfolio interview, presentation, mock GP consultation, structured interview, simulation station. The DVD can be watched on PCs at the Careers Service on the Second Floor of the Hub. Please ask at Reception.

  • Author: AGCAS and South West Peninsula Deanery
  • Published: 2008

This resource is available in the Careers Service (second floor, the Hub). Please ask at our Reception desk.

How to Pass Advanced Numeracy Tests

Provides a wealth of highly relevant practice questions and detailed explanations to help you prepare for advanced numeracy tests.

  • Author: Mike Bryon
  • Published: 2010

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Researching Employers

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for researching employers. This includes websites and books with profiles of graduate employers and websites containing employer reviews form their current/ former employees.

Dress to Impress

Not sure what to wear for interviews and assessment centres or to networking events? Have a go at our Dress to Impress quiz and get advice on how to create the right impression.

Ultimate Presentations

This book contains useful advice and tips on how to develop your presentation skills. There are chapters on structuring a presentation, styles of delivery and techniques for dealing with nerves.

  • Author: Jay Surti
  • Published: 2018

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

How to impress at an Assessment Centre (Enterprise Rent-A-Car)

Advice and tips on how to make a strong impression at an assessment centre.

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