After a phone screening, I was asked to complete the Wonderlic test. They told me that I didn't have to do it on the same day as the phone screening.

I'm a bit stressed about not doing well on the test, thus I'm spending too much time preparing.

How many days might be considered too long, from an employer's perspective?

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  • Is this, as your Wikipedia link suggests, only a 12 minute test we are talking about? – Daniel Feb 14 '18 at 9:35
  • @Daniel 8 minuets actually – Benyamin Jeizan Feb 14 '18 at 12:41
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    It´s off-topic because opinion based but - not more than one day! You could argue you need a good nights sleep to be at your best, but anything more seems strange to me. – Daniel Feb 14 '18 at 12:55
  • I never knew about this site. Went and took it just for fun. The "countdown" is obviously designed to see if you have test anxiety. It's a little unnerving. It's impossible to "prepare" aptitude tests, aside from being well-rested and having a quiet environment with no distractions. More than a day would seem inappropriate. – Wesley Long Feb 14 '18 at 19:13

I think this question is off-topic because it’s primarily opinion based, but I’ll answer a slightly different question:

How do I figure out how long I have to complete a task during an interview process.

You ask. It’s really that simple. You say “do you have a timeline in mind?” or “when would you like me to complete this by.”

That’s probably the single question I ask the most in professional environments, full stop. It’s always better to ask.

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    "When would you like this by?" is a question I have asked pretty much every single day of my 40+year career. – HLGEM Feb 14 '18 at 22:03
  • I only used to nod my head before. I do this now and vouch that it is helpful. – ValarMorghulis Feb 15 '18 at 5:59

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