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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

HighMatch creates custom job profiles which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities, and the skills required for success in the role and at your company.

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
  • Does the candidate use repetitive phrasing, for example “with regards to” or “Basically/Essentially”
  • Does the candidate use incorrect or unnecessary variations/conjugations, for example “ingenuine,” “irregardless” or “analyzation”

HighMatch provides interview questions tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based on each person’s personality and skills, making it easy for you to ask thought-provoking questions.

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The HighMatch Vocabulary Test for Employment

HighMatch tests for vocabulary skills using its cognitive aptitude test offered through our Assess solution.

Our workplace psychologists conduct a benchmark study to understand what qualities are most critical for the role, analyze the qualities that top performers share, and then develop a customized Job Profile that includes personality traits, abilities, and skills.

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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Have Better Interviews

Interviews are an opportunity to take insights from the Candidate Report and dive deeper, ensuring alignment between the role, the individual and the organization.

This guide provides actionable tips on how to have more meaningful interviews, from asking relevant questions, making the interview conversational and avoiding conversation threads that can lead to unconscious bias.

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