Targeted Selection Refresher Skill Inventory

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Skill Assessment Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is designed to help us identify any skill gaps in your knowledge of the DDI Targeted Selection curricula.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does STAR stand for?
    • A. 

      Synergistic, Transparent, Actionable, Results

    • B. 

      Situation, Task, Actions, Results

    • C. 

      Situation, Transparent, Actions, Results

    • D. 

      Situation, Target, Actions, Results

  • 2. 
    “If I had been managing the group at that time, I would have asked the team to identify lessons learned and best practices before moving forward with the second project.” Which type of statement does this candidate response represent?
    • A. 

      Opinion

    • B. 

      Theoretical or future-oriented statement

    • C. 

      Vague statement

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements is the correct wording of one of the main principles of Targeted Selection?
    • A. 

      Present behavior is future behavior.

    • B. 

      Future behavior results from past behavior.

    • C. 

      Past behavior predicts future behavior.

    • D. 

      Past behavior predicts present behavior.

  • 4. 
    “Suppose a senior leader requested that you attend the company’s national seminar and conduct a training session for more than 300 sales representatives.  How would you respond?” What kind of question is this? 
    • A. 

      Behavioral

    • B. 

      Theoretical

    • C. 

      Leading

  • 5. 
    “When you found the error, what did you do?  Bring it to your manager’s attention?” What kind of question is this?
    • A. 

      Theoretical

    • B. 

      Leading

    • C. 

      Behavioral

  • 6. 
    “I think team members have the best ideas for process improvement and should be encouraged to implement them.” What kind of STAR is this?  Why?
    • A. 

      Complete STAR

    • B. 

      Partial STAR

    • C. 

      False STAR

  • 7. 
    “Our team was invited to present its findings and recommendations to senior management.  The computer stopped working in the middle of my presentation.  Luckily I had a backup plan.” What kind of STAR is this? 
    • A. 

      Complete STAR

    • B. 

      Partial STAR

    • C. 

      False STAR

  • 8. 
    Why is it important for you to review candidate information before the interview?
    • A. 

      To identify what aspects of a candidate’s background to explore during the interview.

    • B. 

      To focus your questions on specific past jobs.

    • C. 

      To show the candidate that you’re prepared and to create a positive impression of yourself and the organization.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    “The proposal was due within three days, and two team members were on vacation.  It was a totally unexpected request by a long-time customer.  I beat the deadline by a day!”  Which STAR components are included in the candidate’s response? 
    • A. 

      Situation/Task

    • B. 

      Action

    • C. 

      Result

  • 10. 
    ll“You mentioned that you disagreed with the method for processing invoices.  How would you change the process?” What kind of question is this? 
    • A. 

      Leading

    • B. 

      Behavioral

    • C. 

      Theoretical

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