First Experience: Professional assessment centre

First of all, all I can say is wow. It was definitely an eye opener and actually it motivated me more to go into this career path. I applied for a graduate position in recruitment, typical right? No. Most people just go into recruitment because they think it is easy and there's a lot of money. However, it really isn't and the assessment centre weeds out the weak people just to strengthen them up for their next assessment.

So during the assessment there was four tasks and at each level people would be eliminated. If you made it to the end you got an interview and even then you may still not have the job. I actually completed the forth task and I thought yay interview! But that was not the case. I was thanked for participating and wished good luck, boooooo! When we all started there were eleven people and six of us were graduates (six? For a graduate role) and by the fourth task there was four of us, and I was the only graduate left. The person who got the job has never even been to uni, which had the rest of us baffled because the job description and title emphasised they wanted 'graduates' so how did a non graduate get the job? God knows.

So us three who got rejected had a little discussion and came to a conclusion. It does seem a bit bitter of us but we all concluded that it was appearance wise and sadly your appearance is not something you can change. 

Ah well, with the notes from this time, I hope I have better luck next time!


  1. That sounds so stressful! But at least it was a new experience :)

    Ivana x
    Block of Beauty

  2. A good experience came from a stressful time

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  3. Ah yeah the assessment process is so difficult! It's so hard to know what companies want as well when you went into it. At least it was some good experience for the next one! x

    Jasmin Charlotte


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