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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

8-10 hours is excessive but not unheard of. It's also possible that this is an attempt to scam you into free work (this would become more apparent when you saw the task and there are questions on this ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

It’s ok as long as the company puts in the same effort as you do. If different people interview you over eight hours, then you and the company both put in eight hours. Which demonstrates that you have ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

They expect you to study a specific library and produce 8-10 hours of work, and this even before interviewing you? Run, and don't look back. This is a company that A) is fishing for desperate ...
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Assessment task after job offer. What does it mean?

Congratulations on your new job. These kinds of tasks (after a job offer) can be used to learn a bit more about your abilities, and what kind of support and training should be provided to you in your ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

OK my 2 cents that are based on my limited experience: A 8-10 hour take home test is excessive and a waste of your time. Just send an email to that affect and move on. Don't bother trying to contact ...
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Can I conduct quiz among my team to evaluate their understanding? Is this ethically correct thing to do so?

From your comment: The tasks that we do are all critical so can't take much chances on someone lack of understanding, hence the quiz idea. If the tasks are critical then what you want is for all ...
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What will an occupational therapy assessment during sickness involve?

I can think of two good reasons why your employer may want you to talk to their occupational therapist. To determine what you will and won't be able to do when you return to work. To determine ...
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After final round, recruiter changes interview process and asks 7 days take-home asessment

Quote them your consulting rate for 7 days worth of work to proceed. I'm not being entirely insincere here. Some hiring fields have a reputation for unscrupulous employers to ask for work to be done ...
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After final round, recruiter changes interview process and asks 7 days take-home asessment

After all the process has been completed, a "7 DAYS take-home assessment" is bit too much. It's very very unusual, it appears they are trying to get free work done by you (borderline scam, ...
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How to ask what will be on an interview assignment so I can narrow down what to study for?

Probably an unpopular opinion: You are not supposed to study for that at all. Suppose you get the position, then what? Given assigned the first task go "uhm sorry guys I'll need to study for this ...
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Messed up interview

It is really up to the recruiter I had this happen when applying for a different government job. They just tossed out the Hackerrank challenge entirely. Another company never replied when this ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

Apart from all the other good answers: Do you really have better things to do? If yes, then don't take the assessment. If no, then do. Machine gunning applications is not a better thing to do (this ...
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Take home assessment asking to use my mic and camera

I'd rather be worried if it had asked for access to the disk and/or files/folders instead. To be specific, it does not appear to be a scam outright, many online tests are designed to prevent the ...
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Broke the rules on pre-interview online technical assessment – will I get blacklisted?

Is this a realistic concern? Unlikely, mainly for technical reasons. They probably would blacklist you, if they find out, but it's unlikely that they will find out (unless you do more stupid things) ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

Is it normal to have assessments this long for entry level positions? Normal as in "more than 50% of companies do it"? No. Completely unheard of, also no. Should I try to contact the ...
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How to ask what will be on an interview assignment so I can narrow down what to study for?

They tend to ask relatively common tasks that all should know how to do. Putting a coding question that takes the most senior coder 3 days as a 30 minute test is not productive. As long as you have a ...
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Administrative Work- Ask for work, or remain working on another task?

A common and natural assumption is that people/employees are hired to perform certain (productive) tasks. However the lately deceased David Graeber explains in his excellent book Bullshit jobs that ...
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Messed up interview

Will I be judged based on some silly questions that in no way reflect my competency? Most likely these "silly questions" will form just part of the basis on which you are judged. Unless the ...
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What does the employeer expect from a Data Scientist assessment test

It is impossible for anyone other than the potential employer to guess. You realistically need to clarify any requirements with the company. Ideally, you would have replied on Monday when they sent ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

The answer to "how much time should be spent on applications" depends on how much pre-existing evidence of your skill do you have. Typically, if you have a portfolio or impressive work ...
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Broke the rules on pre-interview online technical assessment – will I get blacklisted?

Without knowing their infrastructure it seems unlikely that you will be found out unless you volunteer the information. Keystroke logging and other things external to your browser are not something ...
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IT Certification to cover basic IT skills

Taking into account your previous question, the short answer is you cannot. If you have requirements, you need to be able to check them. If you cannot come up with simple questions to make sure your ...
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After final round, recruiter changes interview process and asks 7 days take-home asessment

This is completely unreasonable. Just tell them that you are still interested in the job, but you won't be completing their 7-DAY (!) take-home assessment. If that disqualifies you, then it is their ...
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Take home assessment asking to use my mic and camera

Depending upon the specifics of the software, these tools are designed to do several things: Confirm the Identity The hiring company typically doesn't want to sit through a video so they often take a ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

This question has a very simple answer, and it has nothing to do with whether or not you believe the company will spend 8-10 hours reviewing your responses, or whether or not you believe that you're ...
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What will an occupational therapy assessment during sickness involve?

I can’t help but think that an OT assessment is designed to force me into something. In the UK, your employer is permitted to ignore the medical opinions of your doctor. They could very well use the ...
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What does the employeer expect from a Data Scientist assessment test

Cluster analysis is quite the never-ending task and there is no "correct solution" and I've spent about 10h this weekend Most of data science topics are like that, aren't they? The models ...
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Can I conduct quiz among my team to evaluate their understanding? Is this ethically correct thing to do so?

Can I conduct quiz among my team to evaluate their understanding? Is this ethically correct thing to do so? Is it ethical? Most likely yes, but why reinvent the wheel? Just follow the PIP (Personal ...
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