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Occupational Questionnaires

With the need to hire the best candidates – and at a faster rate – than ever before, the Occupational Questionnaire has become a very popular assessment tool.

An Occupational Questionnaire typically consists of multiple choice, yes/no, or similar types of questions that cover a variety of competencies related to the position.

Occupational questionnaires are a fairly quick and inexpensive way to screen for minimum qualifications, as well as assess applicants to identify the best qualified. Other benefits of occupational questionnaires include:

  • Low burden and high face validity for applicants
  • Wide variety of KSAs/competencies can be assessed
  • Easy to automate
  • Test security is not an issue
  • Measures of training and experience are familiar to agencies

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