Everything you need in easy downloadable documents – read and practise on your iPad, smartphone, laptop or PC
Give yourself the best chance of success and earn the respect and admiration of your colleagues, friends and family
Unlock the next chapter of your career and enjoy your new salary
“Wow what a resource”
Hi Mike I wanted to drop you a quick note to say how pleased I am that I bought your guide. Wow, what a resource! I used it as my bible for my assessment day with Kelloggs and it was incredibly helpful. I got the job I was chasing and I think it was largely because I bought your guide and took the time to prepare (as you so often recommend). Thank you so much and have a great year. Kind regards, Joel. (Jan 2015)
About the author
Mike Kennedy is a careers and recruitment guru with 17 years’ experience working and recruiting for some of the biggest corporate employers in the UK, including BSkyB, UniLever, the BBC and News International.
Mike provides employability workshops for leading UK universities, writes for Guardian Careers and runs AssessmentCentreHQ.com, a free job-hunting and careers resource for graduates and young professionals.
You can find Mike on twitter here.
Who is this guide for?
Whether you’re just leaving university and about to enter the job market or you’re an established senior manager hoping to reach director-level and beyond, this guide will give you all the tools you need to succeed at your interview or assessment event.
“I got my dream job thanks to you”
Hello Mike, my husband got me your guide after I found one of your articles about group exercises and realised your entire book is available for purchase. It was just before my interview for an airline company and I knew we were going to have a couple of group exercises on the day. I was really confused what would be the right or wrong thing to do when you are in a group, with assessors watching you. I read your book and listened to you on the podcast like 10 times:) I also practiced afterwards as you advised.
We had 3 group exercises. Without realising I was using your techniques, I was the time watcher, I kept the topic on the track but let other speak as well, I really enjoyed it and I was relaxed and I behaved naturally. You gave me such a lot of confidence. I really enjoyed the style of your book and listening to you on your podcast. Nothing proves that better as I got the job 🙂 Thank you so much!!!:) Mike once again thank you very much for the great advice, I got my dream job thanks for you:)! Regards, Eszter (July 2015)
What’s inside the guide?
Dozens of assessment centre tutorials and in-depth guides showing you how to succeed in activities like: role-plays, group exercises, presentations, in-tray exercises and e-tray exercises.
A dedicated section focussing entirely on interview preparation, interview technique and interview success.
An extensive ‘insider guide’ to succeeding in aptitude tests. (Perfect for people who will be taking verbal, numerical or logical reasoning tests.)
Over 3 hours of free bonus audio guides. 13 professionally recorded audio guides that will walk you through EVERY exercise and activity from a typical assessment centre.
Learn what to expect, how to succeed and try free online practice tests and example exercises that will boost your chances of success.
Monica: “Very well structured and documented”
Good evening Mike. I would like to thank you for your book. It helped me prepare for my assessment interview that took place yesterday! Very well structured and documented. Best regards, Monica (Feb 2015)
We’re so absolutely sure that you’ll love your guide that we’re happy to offer an unconditional, no-questions asked 30-day money back guarantee.
If for whatever reason the guide does not satisfy you in any way, simply send us an email within 30 days from your purchase and we’ll refund you right away.
“Thank you Mike for your fab guide!”
Hi Mike!! I just wanted to say a big thank you for your fab website and podcasts on assessment day techniques. I work as an admin grade in the Welsh Government in Cardiff and a recent promotion campaign required a group exercise as one of the “tests”. Having only ever worked for approx 20 years in the civil service I had very little knowledge how these should be performed. I read your guide & practised with colleagues using your techniques and I listened to all your podcasts.
There were many of your techniques that I used during my assessment day, two which stand out are offering to be the timekeeper during the group exercise and referring to the other candidates by their names. I am so pleased to say that today I found out that I have passed this part of the campaign(scoring maximum points!! ). My feedback included my timekeeping during the group exercise AND also that I referred to other candidates by their names! Thank you so much!! I would definitely recommend you to my colleagues and friends. Sue H (October 2015)
“Love the list of interview items”
Hi Mike, I am an executive coach. The reason I bought your Guide was that it seemed the best way to help my clients go successfully through the ordeal of this kind of assessment. It has done so with very good results. What I most liked was the clarity of the structure and the explanations; my clients love the list of items to bring with them to their interview. (One specific example, one of them thought the idea of the bananas was very unusual but helpful!) Thanks, Constance (March 2014)
Paul: “Thanks for some very accurate advice”
Hey Mike what can I say except thanks for your very accurate advice prior to my PWC assessment centre. I found your site from it being emailed to me by my university careers department. I’m pleased they did as your guide was very useful. I’m through the next stage, thanks again, Paul. (December 2014)
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I download my purchase? After completing the checkout process you will be given a link to download your materials. (They are in the widely-used PDF file format.)
What about the audio guides? The audio guides will come in the same download. The file sizes are quite big, so please don’t worry if it takes a little while to download. (Which it may do, depending on the speed of your connection.)
Can I get in touch if I have any problems or questions? Yes, of course. Drop me an email and I’ll be delighted to help you. You can reach me here.
You really offer a money-back guarantee? Absolutely. I poured a lot of time and effort into making these materials (and many years of experience too). I’m certain that they will help you! 🙂
Do you use twitter? Yes, you can find me here.
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