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Lesson 4: Taking Assessments

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Taking assessments

Do you want your Indeed resume to stand out? Well, Indeed assessments can help demonstrate specific skills, and the scores will appear on your resume. Indeed has many different assessments in various subjects, and you can take as many assessments as you want.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to take an assessment through Indeed. Review our lesson on Creating Your Indeed Resume to learn more.

Watch the video below to learn more about Indeed assessments.

Finding Assessments

You can access these assessments through your Indeed resume page. Go to Indeed.com and make sure you're signed in to your Indeed account. To learn more about Indeed accounts, view our Getting Started with Indeed lesson.

After you sign in, click the profile icon in the top-right, and choose Resume or Profile

selecting Indeed profile button

Scroll down to the very bottom to where it says Assessments. You can proactively take these tests on your own, or potential employers may invite you to complete one after you’ve applied.

Indeed will recommend assessments based on your job skills and interests.

Indeed recommended assessments

To see the full list click View all assessments.

clicking view all assessments button

You can search assessments by name, category, or simply scroll down the list.

ways to search for Indeed assessments

Then, you can select the one you want and click Take Assessment.

clicking take assessment button

Next, click Start Assessment.

selecting start assessment button

Taking Assessments

Once you've chosen an assessment, a summary of the test will appear. Click the Get Started button to continue.

clicking assessment summary get started button

To prepare, you are given specific instructions. Pay close attention to this area. Carefully read through the directions and gather all materials beforehand. When you’re ready, click Continue.

clicking assessment instructions continue button

Finally, a practice question will appear. Remember, you have a limited amount of time to answer each question. You can find your remaining time at the top. When you’re ready, click the Continue button below the practice question.

clicking practice question continue button

Keep in mind that when you exit out of an assessment the timer will not stop. It’s best to answer all questions in one setting. Once you’re  finished, return to the Resume page to access your score.

Assessment Score

Click View full score report. Your score will show how you performed on each test.

selecting view full score report button

Limitations

Although assessments can display specific skills on your profile, they do have some limitations.

  • Indeed assessments are timed. If you exit the assessment while it's in progress, the timer will not pause. It's best to only take the assessment when you know you'll have enough time to finish it. 
  • If you take an assessment proactively, you won't be able to retake it. 
  • If an employer asks you to take an assessment, your score will last for six months. After that time, you can retake the assessment.
  • You cannot remove assessments from your resume. However, you can hide an assessment if you want. Just click the toggle to the right, and employers will no longer be able to see it.


    clicking button to hide assessments
  • If you're on a smartphone or tablet, assessments may not be available in the mobile app. Instead, you can use your device's web browser to access them.


    assessment mobile app

Remember, not all employers use this feature as part of the hiring process, and assessments will not give employers a comprehensive view of your skills or background. However, you should do your best whenever you take an assessment.

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