Google Sheets

Google Sheets test: Pre-employment skills assessment to hire top candidates

About the Google Sheets test

Spreadsheet programs are key tools for organizing and managing data. Useful for data analysis, they also serve as data repositories and collaboration tools. Google Sheets is one of the most popular spreadsheet programs, especially when teams need to collaborate on data-driven projects. Free and easily accessible online, Google Sheets shares many features with other popular spreadsheet programs, but also includes unique data security, storage, analysis, and collaboration features. These additional features make it an ideal tool for practical business use. Hiring candidates with strong skills in Google Sheets means your teams will be able to seamlessly collaborate on spreadsheets and share the results directly with those who need to see them.

This Google Sheets test assesses a candidate’s ability to use Google Sheets’ numerical functions, use its text and logic programs, design and create tables and graphs within Google Sheets to visualize data, and perform and troubleshoot data management tasks within the program.

With a focus on real-world scenarios Google Sheets’ users will encounter on the job, this screening test will help you identify candidates with strong, practical skills in Google Sheets. Candidates who perform well on this test have the technical skills and analytical ability to configure and navigate intermediate-level data management and analysis frameworks in any organization.

The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Tejas V.

Tejas is a self-described spreadsheets nerd who regularly creates custom analytics, modeling, and simulation dashboards for clients. An expert in data analytics and marketing automation, he has master’s degrees in engineering and marketing, and over a decade and a half of experience in marketing analytics and financial modeling projects. Outside of work, he listens to podcasts, plays the violin, collects movie soundtracks . . . and makes plans to blog and workout.

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What is the difference between an assessment and a test?
An assessment is the total package of tests and custom questions that you put together to evaluate your candidates. Each individual test within an assessment is designed to test something specific, such as a job skill or language. An assessment can consist of up to 5 tests and 20 custom questions. You can have candidates respond to your custom questions in several ways, such as with a personalized video.
Can I add my own questions to an assessment?
Yes! Custom questions are great for testing candidates in your own unique way. We support the following question types: video, multiple-choice, coding, file upload, and essay. Besides adding your own custom questions, you can also create your own tests.
How do video questions work?
A video question is a specific type of custom question you can add to your assessment. Video questions let you create a question and have your candidates use their webcam to record a video response. This is an excellent way to see how a candidate would conduct themselves in a live interview, and is especially useful for sales and hospitality roles. Some good examples of things to ask for video questions would be "Why do you want to work for our company?" or "Try to sell me an item you have on your desk right now." You can learn more about video questions here.
Can you explain how the other custom question types work?
Besides video questions, you can also add the following types of custom questions: multiple-choice, coding, file upload, and essay. Multiple-choice lets your candidates choose from a list of answers that you provide, coding lets you create a coding problem for them to solve, file upload allows your candidates to upload a file that you request (such as a resume or portfolio), and essay allows an open-ended text response to your question. You can learn more about different custom question types here.
Can I customize an assessment with my company logo and color theme?
Yes! You can add your own logo and company color theme to your assessments. This is a great way to leave a positive and lasting brand impression on your candidates.
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What is the cost for using the Google Sheets test?
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Can I combine the Google Sheets test with other tests?
Yes. You can add up to five tests to each assessment.
Where in my recruitment process should I use the Google Sheets test?
We recommend using our assessment software as a pre-screening tool at the beginning of your recruitment process. You can add a link to the assessment in your job post or directly invite candidates by email. TestGorilla replaces traditional CV screening with a much more reliable and efficient process, designed to find the most skilled candidates earlier and faster.

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