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Expressive Skill

Soft Skills
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The Expressive Skill Test is designed to measure a job candidate's ability to express themselves. The test consists of a series of questions that ask the candidate to self-evaluate their ability to perform activities such as explaining their thoughts and feelings, expressing emotions, and telling others about what is on their mind. This test can be used by employers to help identify candidates who have strong communication skills and who would be able to effectively communicate with others in the workplace.

The Expressive Skill Test at a glance

When to use: This test can be used at any stage of the hiring process but may be most relevant in an early stage when getting to know the candidate.

Example question : Candidates rate how well they can perform a set of activities on a scale from one to seven. This is an example of an activity: "Explain what I am thinking and feeling".

Response time: 2 minutes.

Result: An easy-to-interpret score that is benchmarked against hundreds of other candidates!

This test is backed by real science

The Expressive Skill Test is a tool that was originally developed as part of the Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI). The BESSI is the most recent and exhaustive inventory to measure soft skills. It was developed by leading personality researchers, Christopher Soto and Brent Roberts. The BESSI has been proven to be a reliable and valid predictor of important life outcomes. It was developed using self-report and observer-report data from thousands of adolescents and adults. T

The Expressive Skill Test has a solid scientific foundation and it accurately assesses an individual's expressive skill.

If you are interested in the science behind the BESSI, start with this scientific publication.

The qualities of a candidate with high test scores

When it comes to the workplace, expressive individuals tend to do well with communicating their thoughts and feelings. They're great at explaining what's on their mind, and they're also excellent at expressing emotions. This makes them ideal candidates for jobs that require a lot of communication with others.

Examples of roles that would be an optimal fit for a high-scoring candidate:

Call Center Agent. A call center agent needs to be great in expressing themselves in order to solutions to potential customers. They need to be able to understand the customer's needs and feelings and then express how the product or service can meet those needs.

Recruiter. A recruiter needs to be great in understanding and expressing what is on their mind in order to find the best candidates for a job. They need to be able to understand the company's needs and culture and then express how the candidate is a good fit for the role.

IT Project Manager. An IT project manager constantly needs to communicate complicated concepts to stakeholders.

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