Application tests are for many Candidate Stress pure. We'll show you 10 tips on how to do this successfully can master - and at the end also a classic example test task.


Why is an application test necessary at all?

If you're looking for a job, you need to know what's important to employers today. This means knowing what skills to focus on in your application test and how to use different ones Ask im job interview can tackle effectively. Unfortunately, while there are many tips and guides for application tests, there are no universal guides, and the only advice you can find online is often incomplete or outdated.

In the past, it was common for employers to conduct a series of telephone interviews Candidates before offering a position. The reason for this was that the interview was seen as a way to screen out those candidates who were unlikely to be suitable for a job. The downside to this approach is that it is a time-consuming process that requires a certain level of interviewing skill.

10 Tips to pass the application test

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This is exactly why application tests are so popular to save time: They are incredibly efficient for employers. Only for you as an applicant are they sheer stress. So how do you best cope with application tests? Plus 10 tips.

  1. Use the time to explain the tasks at the beginning of the tests: Make the task and solution scheme clear to yourself. Try to remember similar, already solved tasks from test training books. If you have any questions, ask the test supervisor while you have the opportunity.
  2. Work as fast as possible, with a reasonable amount of care.
  3. Don't get caught up in difficult tasks. Otherwise you will lose valuable processing time for other, perhaps much easier, tasks. As a rule, test items are arranged according to increasing difficulty.
  4. If there are different possible answers, use the following strategies when in doubt about the right solution: Try to exclude wrong solutions in order to “circle” the right one (exclusion strategy). It is easier e.g. B. choose from two remaining options than among several. Or, if necessary, advise a solution instead of not ticking anything.
  5. Only participate in a test if you feel completely healthy and well rested.
  6. Avoid additional stresses besides the test stress - even if this is sometimes easier said than done. If you are not so fit, try to arrange a new test date. With a good reason you can easily achieve this.
  7. Familiarize yourself with the “Test” exam situation well in advance. Take the matter as calmly as possible. On the one hand, this means being ready to really do something to make it work. On the other hand, you shouldn't let your disappointment get too big if you don't get the desired apprenticeship or job straight away.
  8. It is very important to collect information about tests and application procedures from employers who are suitable for you. For example, why not just apply to a company where you don't necessarily want to do your apprenticeship or take a job - only with the intention of gaining test (and application) experience? In addition, meeting other applicants has real advantages: You meet “fellow sufferers” and have time to exchange experiences in detail.
  9. Do not make your self-esteem dependent on test results. On the scientific side, the derivability of professional success is even decisively contradicted by the test result. The test result does not tell you about your intelligence, your ability to perform and concentrate, and nothing about your value as a person and your alleged (non-) suitability for a job.
  10. Respect your test, authority, and scientific credentials and assure yourself of the supportive solidarity of important people in your environment. And show you simply times to better-informed and meckerern a few test tasks with the invitation to solve them even once.

Typical test tasks

In addition, we want to introduce you to a typical test task. In this task, decide which spelling is correct. Multiple spellings can also be allowed. for 15 Tasks you have 12 minutes.

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