What is an online SketchUp Pro skills test? How will it help you?
An online SketchUp Pro test is a pre-employment skills assessment that helps you evaluate your candidates’ core skills in SketchUp Pro software. The SketchUp Pro test is designed to help you evaluate if candidates can create detailed 3D models, photorealistic renderings, and presentations.
SketchUp Pro software is essential for architects and 3D visualizers, so you need to assess candidates for these roles on these specific software skills.
However, in today’s market, that’s easier said than done. A variety of obstacles might prevent you from acquiring the best possible talent in the market:
• Limited candidate pool: Even if you’re receiving plenty of applications for roles requiring SketchUp Pro mastery, you may not be getting the right candidates. Companies receive around 200 applications per vacancy on average, but most of those applications don’t meet the requirements for the role. Some job seekers use a “shotgun” method, where they send as many applications as they can, hoping that something sticks. This leaves your hiring managers going through hundreds of unqualified resumes to find a small number of great ones.
• Hiring bias: With tons of applications in the hiring process, your hiring managers may be unable to give each CV the necessary attention to evaluate them properly. And even when they shortlist a couple of candidates, you won’t know if they’re genuinely the best candidates for the role or if the shortlist resulted from the hiring manager’s unconscious bias. No matter how prepared the hiring manager is for bias, it can still creep into the hiring process and affect decision-making.
• Resume dependence: The underlying problem with this approach is the overreliance on resumes in the hiring process. When looking at CVs, you’re not actually assessing candidates’ skills relevant to the job, but their resume writing skills.
Luckily, there is a solution to all these problems: pre-employment testing.