Administrative Professional – Short Form

Use the Administrative Professional – Short Form assessment to screen your mid-level administrative candidates for routine clerical skills, office management, customer service and administrative procedures.


Use the Administrative Professional – Short Form test to screen your mid-level administrative candidates for routine clerical skills, office management, customer service and administrative procedures.  Before you invest time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:

  • Typing
  • Professionalism
  • Drive
  • Customer Focus

This test provides the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.

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The Administrative Professional – Short Form solution is for entry to mid-level positions that involve routine clerical and administrative functions in addition to office management functions and customer service. Sample tasks for this job include, but are not limited to: arranging conference calls; drafting correspondence; scheduling meetings; greeting visitors; coordinating office activities. Potential job titles that use this solution are: Administrative Assistant, Secretary, Office Manager, Administrative Aide, and Administrative Associate.

Job Level – Entry-level
Job Family/Title – Business Suite
Languages Available – English (US)
Average Testing Time – (minutes) 36 minutes
Maximum Number of Questions – 179 items (151 items on average)
Number of Sittings – One
Designed for Unproctored Environment – Yes
Question Format – Multiple choice

Typing Skills: This is a measure of speed and accuracy in typing text presented on the computer screen. The overall score is based on the total number of keystrokes, time taken, and number of errors made when typing six passages. The following method is used to determine the Net Words Per Minute score: Net Words Per Minute = ((Gross Words Per Minute * Time Taken) – Total Errors) / Time Taken.

Conscientiousness: This component measures the tendency to exhibit personal responsibility, follow rules and guidelines, and complete work thoroughly and precisely. This trait is characterized by trustworthiness, fulfilling commitments, dedication to the completion of all work tasks completely and accurately, and organization.

Composure: This component measures the tendency of one’s ability to think clearly and objectively during times of stress or intense pressure. This trait is often described as “grace under fire” and is further characterized by operating under a positive outlook despite criticism, worries, and guilt.

Professional Potential: This is a measure of the tendency to have potential for success across industry type and functional area. This is characterized by scores that are derived from responses to questions regarding academic and social background, and aspirations concerning work.

Drive for Success: This component measures the tendency to set and accomplish challenging goals, to believe in one’s own ability to get the job done, and to assert one’s influence to drive others towards a common goal. This trait is characterized by working hard, demonstrating optimism in the face of adversity, and negotiating effectively with others to accomplish goals.

Customer Focus: This measures the tendency to show persistent enthusiasm when interacting with customers. This trait is characterized by: apologizing sincerely for inconveniences, being patient, tolerating rude customers calmly, and searching for information or products for customers.

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