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Critical Observation Skills Test
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Critical Observation Skills Test

This assessment gauges an individual’s ability to carefully and objectively examine and analyze information or a situation to make informed judgments. iMocha's tests report a 45% reduction in the overall hiring time and help in upskilling the existing employees against industry standards.  

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Critical Observation Skills Test

It refers to the ability to notice subtle details or pieces of information from a person, situation, or process. The objective is to use this information to be able to find a solution to a problem or to interpret it in a more efficient manner.

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iMocha's Skills test helps talent professionals hire and promote the right individuals for roles in fields such as science, research, medicine, or even law enforcement. The test can also be used in the overall learning and development process for existing employees while helping them update their skills.  

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Test Summary

Some of the key aspects that this test assesses include the following:

  • Objectivity when making observations and keeping them free of bias
  • Attention to detail, including visual cues, body language, verbal communication, physical features, and more
  • Analytical thinking skills to assess situations and decipher details
  • Curiosity and willingness to explore and learn new concepts
  • Strong communication skills to communicate the findings from observations.

Also, to ensure that there’s no malpractice during assessment, iMocha offers a whole range of proctoring services, like image, audio, and video proctoring, safe assessment browser, and more.  

Useful for hiring
  • Medical Professionals
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Educators
  • Researchers
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Customer Service Representatives
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How is the Critical Observations Skills Test Customized?
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The skills test can be customized to ensure individuals are evaluated on all the key skills mentioned above. Talent managers can choose the questions they want the test to consist of, along with the test's overall difficulty level. They can also customize it to assess a candidate or employee's Business English and communication and comprehension skills.  

What are the Most Common Interview Questions Related to Critical Observation?
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Some of the most common interview questions asked for such a role include:

  • What does the problem identification stage involve?  
  • Why is it important to remain objective when making observations?  
  • How quickly do you make decisions based on problems you encounter? What does your process typically involve?  
What are the Required Skillsets to Work on Critical Observation?
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This expertise requires that a candidate possess certain technical and soft skills, as detailed below:

Technical Skills

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Analytical skills  
  • Strong attention to detail  
  • The ability to remain objective while making observations

Soft Skills

  • Strong communication skills  
  • Problem-solving abilities  
  • Time management skills  
  • Critical thinking skills  
  • Patience