It’s likely that at some time in your career you’ll be up against some sort of selection and/or assessment procedure. This might be part of the selection process for a new role, be included in a development programme or team build or because you work for a person or company that rates this sort of stuff.

Stay calm. You are who you are and that’s to be celebrated, so rule one is: never try to be something you’re not. There’s no point landing a role because you cheated the test and then reverting to type once you’re there. It won’t do anyone any favours; least of all you.

Since the familiar is more comfortable than the unknown, it makes sense to gain some experience of various types of test. You’d be ...

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