How to Create an Effective Skills Assessment Test for Your Candidates

As an employer, finding the right candidate for a job opening can be a daunting task. While a candidate’s resume and interview can give you an idea of their qualifications and personality, it may not necessarily reflect their practical skills. This is where a skills assessment test can come in handy.
In this short tutorial, we will create a custom test using Intervee, to assess your candidate’s skills.

To start, click on create a new test (Companies -> New private test).

Here, you can find a collection of pre-designed challenges that have been thoroughly tested on candidates.
If you’re unfamiliar with the challenges and need a recommendation, you can peruse the sample tests. For this tutorial, we’ll be using the “Hello ?orld” challenge, a straightforward freestyle exercise designed for developers with limited or no prior experience.

Click next to create the test.

In the test, you will find a link that you can send to your candidates.
When a new candidate clicks on this link, they will be prompted to enter their email address, which we will store in our database. While this is the easiest way to send the test to multiple candidates, some companies prefer to avoid sharing their candidate’s email addresses with third-party applications. For this scenario, we also have an option that does not store any private data.

You can generate a private link for each candidate without sharing their email address. To do so, click on “Add candidate manually” and enter the candidate’s name (or any identifier you choose) instead of an email address. You will then receive a private link for this candidate. When a candidate enters a private link, they will not be required to enter their email address.

The test is ready and you can click on the link to see how it looks from the candidate’s perspective.

When the candidate solves the test, you will see him on the test page.
Let’s write a note “need to review”.

Click on the report icon to see a detailed report.
You can see what the candidate did at every part of the challenge.

An AI-based report will indicate whether the candidate solved the test like a Junior (0-2 years of experience) or a Ninja (2+ years of experience). In this case, I received a Ninja score.

You can use the funnel to get a full picture of all other candidates:

The platform can also detect cheating using an anomaly detection algorithm. It detects copy-paste, using another tab, and other cases. You can see that it indeed detected that candidate pasted the word “len” after being in another tab, but it’s fine. Not every anomaly detection is a cheating.

You can now create your own custom test and send it to your candidates. Good luck! (and for your candidates :))

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