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Perseverance skill test

Time

20 min

Questions

20

Level

Intermediate

Language

English

Type

Situational Judgement

Suitable for

Office Roles

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Test Summary

This test consists of 20 hypothetical scenarios designed to assess a candidate's perseverance, which refers to adhering to a plan of action until the desired goal is achieved or is no longer reasonably attainable.

Covered Skills (Behavioural Indicators):

Persisting in effort

Works to achieve goal in spite of barriers or difficulties; actively works to overcome obstacles by changing strategies, doubling efforts, using multiple approaches, etc.

Recovering quickly from setbacks

Is able to determine the most effective response to quickly recover from inevitable challenges, unexpected problems, and setbacks.

Redirecting focus when needed

Adjusts focus when it becomes obvious that a goal cannot be achieved; redirects energy into related achievable goals if appropriate.

Why measure Perseverance?

Perseverance, or grit, boils down to the drive and determination to complete an objective, regardless of the time it takes to finish or the challenges that emerge along the way.

Persevering people demonstrate resilience to obstacles in their way and persist tenaciously towards their set goals. Since challenges are practically inevitable, perseverance is extremely valuable in the workplace.

Individuals with high levels of grit tend to be more successful and accomplished because they keep working on projects despite setbacks, often improving their circumstances or skills. As such, they’re also more inclined to have a growth mindset, and to be better equipped for complex assignments or roles.

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