Berke aptitude ability

Vocabulary Test
for Employment

Vocabulary refers to a person’s verbal knowledge and understanding of the word’s various connotations and logical relationships with other words.

Vocabulary Tests in the Workplace

Vocabulary tests help employers evaluate candidates’ ability to communicate effectively and learn new concepts.

Vocabulary reflects the breadth and depth of one’s accumulated knowledge of a culture and society. Vocabulary is related to job success because it is essential for effective communication and problem-solving.

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People with Strong Vocabularies Are good at:

  • Communication: In the workplace, communication skills affect a person’s ability to be understood and to understand co-workers, which in turn affects performance and teamwork
  • Problem-solving: Words stored in our long-term memory reduce the number of items we have to make sense of at any moment, allowing for concentrating our working memory on deeper comprehension

Berke creates custom hiring profiles for you which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities and the skills required for success in the role.

Role Applicability

Having a good vocabulary is an asset for almost all positions.

All jobs require some level of proficiency with vocabulary, although certain jobs require higher levels, including:

  • Healthcare Professional – they need to be able to communicate clearly and efficiently with patients and coworkers
  • Social Worker – they need to be able to listen and ask pertinent questions to understand the client’s circumstances to formulate the best solutions
  • Technical Writers – they need to be able to understand complex technical concepts so they can write about them clearly and succinctly

Employees whose talents fit the job are more productive, happier and stay longer.

Related Skills

Vocabulary is closely tied to other abilities, including:

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Skills

Interviewing for Vocabulary

During the interview, you have the opportunity to get to know candidates beyond the resume.

Conversations with the candidate help you conceptualize how their thinking style would manifest on the job. Vocabulary is best measured in an interview indirectly rather than directly.

Ask yourself does the candidate:

  • Misuse words, especially those that are common vernacular
  • Use repetitive phrasing, for example: “Basically/Essentially”
  • Use incorrect or unnecessary variations/conjugations, for example “ingenuine,” “irregardless” or “analyzation”

Berke includes interview guides tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based candidate’s personality and skills, making it easy to ask thought-provoking questions.

The Berke Vocabulary Test for Employment

Berke directly measures Vocabulary, among three other core problem solving abilities, as part of its core assessment.

Our team of workplace psychologists partners with you to develop job profiles that outline what levels of each trait influence success in a given role.

That Job Profile is used to develop the scoring and weighting mechanism for the assessment, helping to identify whether the person is a high, medium, or low fit for the job.

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