7 tips for the night before the assessment

So, you’re preparing for an assessment day at Momenta. Well, remember there’s more to interview preparation than knowing your stuff.

We want to meet the best version of you – so follow our seven interview preparation tips to make sure you are entirely ready to meet us.

Don’t panic

We’re not going to bite you when you walk in. We’re impressed enough to invite you along – this is about finding out what you are like. So take a few deep breaths. And remember we’re here to help you in preparing for an assessment day. Just take a look through our Setting Out blogs to see how.

History lesson

Your CV tells us your work achievements. Tomorrow, you can flesh out those details. So revise your CV. Think about the key skills we’re looking for and examples you have that demonstrate them. Shape your stories with the CAR technique – that stands for Challenge, Action, Result. Practising responses aloud is one of the interview preparation tips that helps you hone your answers.

Do a warm-up

The assessment you do will be dependent on the role you’re applying for. It is typically a straightforward 90-minute test that allows us to evaluate skills relevant to the role you’re applying for. Go through the process in your head. You’ll be working in Microsoft Office using Word and Excel, so re-familiarise yourself with them if you’ve any anxieties.

Dress the part

You’ll be expected to dress smartly – office apparel for women and suit and tie for men. Get out your outfit so you’re sure you’re happy with it. Does it need ironed? Have you polished your shoes?

Breakfast of champions

Nobody thinks straight on an empty stomach – so get in something tasty and nutritious for the morning of the assessment. You’ll want to be hydrated, too, as that improves concentration.

And … relax

Don’t let nerves get the better of you the night before. Watch a movie, go for a run, read a book – whatever occupies your mind. You’ll sleep better for it.

Ready for bed

You won’t be at your best if you don’t get a good night’s sleep. So make sure you’re organised. Double-check your outfit and that you have everything you need to bring with you. Dig out your keys so there’s no last-minute scramble for them on the way out the door. And set your alarm so you’ve plenty of time to get ready and get to the interview. The sleep tight.