How to prepare for a dexterity test

Even though it’s a test, there’s nothing to fear! We conduct dexterity tests as standard on all our industrial candidates to ensure we assign them to roles that are suitable for their skills and manual dexterity.

The dexterity tests we run check fine motor skills and coordination with the fingers, hands and arms to help us evaluate the manual abilities of the individuals joining our books. As we said, it’s nothing to worry about but here are some top tips to help you prepare for your dexterity test.

Don’t stress

The most important tip we can give you. You really don’t have to worry about a dexterity test – it’s just one of three tests (dexterity, colour blind and numeracy and literacy testing) we conduct with our candidates to ensure we are assigning them to the best roles.

Practice if you feel you need it

This isn’t the type of test you can revise for, but if you feel it will help, you can practice a little beforehand. Even if it’s just getting used to what to expect on the day by trying your hand at fiddly tasks, such as locking and unlocking padlocks.

Don’t rush

Everyone knows you’re more likely to make mistakes if you rush – so breath and take your time, there’s no need to race through a dexterity test like your life depends on it. The best thing to do is to remain calm.

If you’d like to find out more about the types of tests we conduct with our candidates or are looking for a new role, get in touch with the team at Cogent Staffing today.