Guest Blog – Why it is worth going to a Mock Assessment Centre

Mark Ranganathan graduated in Mathematics from City this year. He recently attended a Mock Assessment Centre facilitated by one of the careers consultants at CityCareers. Mock assessment centres are suitable for students of all disciplines and are a good way of building your confidence before going to the real thing. Mark comments:

The Mock Assessment CIMG_4286 1 (2)entre highlighted the importance of effective team work, communication, organisation and presentation skills in a work environment. I, along with other participants, took part in a group task, where we had to discuss a project in groups and present our ideas to an audience. Our performances in the group task were evaluated by our peers.

The Mock Assessment Centre had the feel and atmosphere of a real Assessment Centre. I benefitted a lot from it as I learned about which areas were my strengths and which areas I needed to improve on. Therefore, it gave me a better idea on how to perform in future assessment centres and what is expected of candidates.

I strongly recommend Mock Assessment Centres to people who are either preparing for real assessment centres or want to understand their strengths and weaknesses in this context.

Careers consultants at City will be offering more of these Mock Assessment Centres next term. CityCareers also bring in employers to run mock assessment centres at City. To search for mock assessment centres and to book a place, go to http://www.city.ac.uk/careers/for-students-and-recent-graduates/events

Antonia Clark

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