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About the test
The Communication test evaluates a candidate’s ability to communicate in the English language, including the capability to convey meaning and information through both spoken and written communication methods.
It’s an ideal test for pre-employment screening of candidates applying for a variety of roles. A good candidate for any job that requires communication skills will be able to display competency in communicating clearly and concisely with the appropriate tone, use proper grammar and punctuation, practice active listening, and other related skills. This communication test can be used to screen a large group of candidates to select only those that display core communication skills to bring in for an interview.
This test requires candidates to demonstrate their communication skills in real-world scenarios through a series of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
Sample public questions
You forgot to review a budget proposal by the Monday deadline set by your boss until it was too late to finish it that day. Now, Tuesday morning, your boss asks if you finished all your work yesterday.
What do you say to your boss?
You drafted an email on your phone in poor lighting while in transit. Now back in the office, you need to proofread what you wrote before sending it out. Read the email draft below.
The agenda for next week’s meeting includes presentations from both the marketing and sales teams. Marisol, you will need to has completed the analysis of the most recent campaign by then. You guys need to present slides of those outcomes at the meeting, OK? Meanwhile, Lucas should do something similar for the sales team. Rather than presenting individual case studies, tries to analyze the quarter as a whole this time. Let's nail these presentations and show the executives how much improvement we have made?
Which sentences have errors in grammar or punctuation?
Your team doesn’t have anyone skilled in data analytics, so your boss asks you to do your best to analyze visitor behavior on the company’s website. A week later, you ask a colleague on a different team for feedback on your work so that you can improve it before presenting to your boss.
After reviewing your analysis, he says, “This makes no sense. Have you ever worked with data before?”
How do you reply?
Your supervisor tells you that one of your coworkers, Dan, does not want to team up with you on the next project because something you said hurt his feelings.
How do you address the situation?
You have been tasked with giving a presentation at work. Due to the level of detail required, the presentation is scheduled for a total of three hours. About an hour into the presentation, you notice that the audience is getting distracted and starting to pay more attention to their phones than to you.
Which methods would be effective at re-engaging your audience?
Your assistant attended several meetings on your behalf while you were out on sick leave. You need to include a summary of each meeting in your next team newsletter. For each meeting below, choose the clearest and most concise way to restate the key points your assistant compiled.
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Report Distribution, Performance Review, Confidence vs. Arrogance, Training Session, Billable Hours, Hiring Plans, Data Request, Conference Instructions, Rhyme Time, Rude CEO, Video Meeting, Covering Leave.
Skills and topics tested
- Written Communication
- Email Etiquette
- Verbal Communication
- Handling Miscommunication
- Tone and Voice
- English Language
- Grammar and Punctuation
- Active Listening
- Clear and Concise
- Giving Instructions
- Talking to Your Boss
For job roles
- Account Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- Content Writer
- Customer Support
- Executive Assistant
- HR Generalist
- Sales Person
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