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WHY TEST?

The power of effective written communication – achieved by the ability to craft cohesive sentences and paragraphs – will never become obsolete in the workplace. The day-to-day operations of any organization rely heavily on the capabilities of employees to effectively communicate with team members, customers, and clients through the written word. Not only will a careful reader and crafter of the written word be able to relay ideas and information, but they can help to increase customer satisfaction and overall company performance.

How can you determine if a candidate possesses the ability to effectively communicate information through writing? The English writing test provides a simple and reliable way to help you assess a job candidate’s skill. It is a powerful tool that will aid you, as an employer, in hiring a qualified individual who understands and presents information with brevity, clarity, and professionalism.

The English writing test can help predict a job candidate’s ability to:

Use this English writing test to quickly and easily automate your initial screening for entry-level or experienced candidates, including administrative assistants or other applicable positions.

EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

Sample Question 1

Which sentence MOST CLEARLY conveys the information below?

A: Both being from Michigan, Karen is a client, and Muhammad is client.
B: Of our clients, Karen is from Michigan, and Muhammad is from Michigan.
C: Karen and Muhammad are both clients from Michigan.
D: Karen and Muhammad, both from Michigan, both are clients.
E: Muhammad is a client, along with Karen from Michigan.

Sample Question 2

Which sentence MOST CLEARLY conveys the information below?

A: Mark, a former intern, used to file the contracts.
B: The previous intern was Mark, who used to also file the contracts.
C: The intern who files contracts was Mark, previously.
D: The contracts were formerly filed by Mark, who used to be an intern.
E: Previously being an intern, Mark used to file the contracts.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The English Communication Skills: Written Communication module content was developed by the Indeed Assessment Science Team, with expertise in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Instructional Design, Education, and Graphic Design. In addition, team members worked in collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs). Indeed’s SMEs are required to demonstrate experience performing at a high level, supervisory experience, or responsibility for defining requirements for those jobs that require written communication skills.