Assessed as intimidating
These assessment centre exercises assess how closely your behaviours, that are required for the role, match.Your assessment centre will usually last from half-a-day to two full days depending on the level of position you are applying for.It is most likely that it will be conducted at the employer's training facility or in facilities provided by the HR consultancy that have been contracted to design and conduct the testing.Understanding the history of how and why assessment centres were developed will help you to appreciate what the original users were trying to achieve and how they have increased in sophistication. This person could be your boss – someone with genuine positional power over you.Anything you do is scrutinized, challenged or faces disagreement.
Consider what prejudices you bring to the table as much as what this person might bring.Perhaps you are dealing with a domineering boss or have a classmate who can be a bit of a bully.Though ignoring them might seem like the easiest way out, we often have to speak to the people who we most want to avoid.The structure of an observation assessment greatly depends on the discipline in which the assessment takes place, it also depends on whether the assessor is observing the entire work or only part of the work.In general, the assessor will observe for 5 -10 minutes, make a field note to help with the feedback and grading.
Whatever your situation, you can learn to speak with confidence by boosting your self esteem, being assertive, and overcoming your feelings of intimidation.