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To maximise your chances of being successful, it helps to know what the employer might be looking for throughout the day. Essentially, they are making a judgment on whether or not you will fit in to the culture or their business, get along with other members of the team, in addition to assessing your skills and qualities.

The employers ensure they have enough support staff in attendance to adequately observe and facilitate the whole day. The employer representative will be assigned responsibilities for the day, such as:

Observing Candidates

An employer representative will usually be allocated a table or group to observe throughout the day. They will be assessing the candidates performance, scoring them using a system designed by the Recruitment & HR Teams They will be observing the candidates, looking our for a range of skills such as:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Diplomacy
  • Inter-Personal Skills
  • Time-keeping
  • Assertiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Negotiation
  • Presentation
  • Leadership
  • Decision-Making