It’s a New Year symbolising the opportunity for new beginnings (for a Roadmap to Success click here). 2018 may mean a promotion, or even a change of your employer (read our article titled “Am I Being Paid My Worth” here if you are still undecided about making a career move).
If you do seek greener pastures in the career domain, there is a high probability that you’ll be subject to psychometric assessments.
Role plays are used often as part of an assessment battery. Popularly referred to as a simulation or immersion, role playing offers the assessor a unique perspective that traditional assessments do not. For example, if you complete a personality inventory, and a question asks if you are a resilient individual, you may answer “hell yeah”. The issue is that your perception of yourself, and how you behave in reality, may be two different things. If I put you in a situation where you are put under severe pressure, the assessor will then objectively measure your performance. Not surprisingly a professional’s judgement may be rather different to your own.
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