Are candidates telling the truth on their CV’s?

Vicki Mann

Posted 29/03/2017
by Vicki Mann

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Are candidates telling the truth on their CV’s?

Today is National Smoke and Mirrors day. Smoke and Mirrors is a popular idiom for deceptive behaviour, or an action with an insubstantial explanation or description. Although the source of the name is from magicians due to their many illusions, the candidates you are hiring could be hiding behind smoke and mirror descriptions on their CVs. How can you tell if candidates are telling the truth on their CVs?

There are, of course, ways to prove that the skills and traits that candidates claim to have are true. One of the ways of doing this is by using skills testing to ensure they actually have the skills needed to thrive in the position and are able to complete the tasks that would be required in their job role. 

Are candidates telling the truth on their CV's? - use skill testing to discover the truth!

Skillsarena offers a range of Online Skill Tests covering a vast array of sectors and job industries including Call Centre Tests, Retail Tests, Accountancy & Finance, Industrial and Housing sector specific tests. These are ideal at testing a broad range of skills needed in roles in each of these industries.

Not only that but we also provide more general tests that can be used to assess candidates such as Mathematics & Numeracy, English Language & Literacy, and Microsoft Office Simulation Tests to ensure the core skills for most roles in any industry are covered.

As well as having these tests pre-built and ready, Skillsarena also offer the option to Create your Own bespoke tests, giving you the complete freedom to create tests from scratch for your specific requirements. This will ensure the skills candidates say they have, match with their real abilities giving you a rounded view of whether they would be able to fulfil the job role to a high standard.

Skill Testing allows you to see past any smoke and mirrors that candidates may try to use in their CV. The tests help answer the common question of 'Are candidates telling the truth on their CV's?

For further information

You can find out more about  Online Skills Tests by calling +44 (0)203 693 2201 or emailing us.

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