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Purpose Behind the Tests

In the growing sophistication of the job market, employers are becoming cleverer with how they hire people. One method they have implemented is by using various psychometric and aptitude tests. This acts as an additional filter for the employment entrance. Even with the top of interviewers, there’s always an unmotivated person that slips in and joins the corporation. The idea is to prevent these people from entering. Thus, by pooling together various exams such as mathematical, verbal, personality, SJT, and more, it can be estimated what kind of worker you are as well as how well you size up to the employment body in general. So why not give yourself that extra competitive edge by self-practicing beforehand?


Scholastic Hiring Process

Below is a breakdown of the Scholastic application process:

  • Online Resume Submission: On Scholastic’s main website, you can search through a list of open positions. Once you click the desired Scholastic job, you will see a thorough description of your responsibilities, the opportunities available within the dynamics of the position, required skills, and what Scholastic is as a corporation. Furthermore, you will see the benefits that are offered as a Scholastic professional such as retirement plans, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, Scholastic purchases discount, and more!
  • Pre-Employment Scholastic Telephone Screening: Once you have applied online, you will likely be called by Scholastic's HR via the telephone. This is the first wave of screening. Typically, the telephone call is no more than 20 minutes long. It will involve going over your resume, talking about the exact detail of the position you are applying for as well as the reasons why you want the job. If HR is happy, it is also possible to receive a second phone call from your future direct manager before coming in for the in-house interview.
  • Face-to-Face Interview: The in-person interview is similar to the phone conversation. However, it will test the knowledge of your profession as well. Depending on the position you are applying for, you could very well be called back to the office multiple times to be interviewed by various upper-management personnel – potentially even the vice president of your new facility’s upper-management!
  • Scholastic’s Customer Service Interview: As many people work in the customer service section of Scholastic, they tend to interview many people together. This means that you will likely partake in something similar to an assessment center. This is when you take a day to be interviewed both in a group and solo interview. There could be role-playing involved (acting out to various “upset” customer calls), presentations, and more. We have an assessment center test that you can look into, but, it is stressed that Scholastic typically doesn’t test too heavily on this day. it's more of a day when many candidates come together to be interviewed one-by-one. However, it’s always good to be prepared.

Scholastic Interview Questions

If you are applying to be a warehouse associate, order pick-up, marketing, project management, customer services representative, or editor, the recruitment process is tweaked. This is especially true with interview questions. However, quite a number of questions dip into the next. Below are a few of these examples along with sample answers. Good luck!

  • Q: What can this job do for you?
  • A: The interviewer is curious as to your secret motives for the position you hope to acquire. They also are trying to cipher if you are simply looking for any job or truly care about the industry. Scholastic is a name brand, one that many people want to break into, thus, to find the right person is not a problem. Too many people come to them, which means that they can literally choose any quality they deem fit for the position. This is why giving the specific answers to any question is so important. Only your answers can allow you to shine above the other candidates as they are unique to you.
  • Q: What makes you the best candidate for the position?
  • A: Giving the prestigious status of Scholastic, this is a likely question to surface. Remember that Scholastic has so many candidates to choose from. This is why truly knowing your answer inside-out is critical in obtaining your new job. A few tips are to research the company beforehand. This way you can tailor your answer to what they are looking for. You can also dig into your history and enhance the answer with personal experiences. The best thing you can do is also relax and allow your personality to shine through. The latter is one last quality that no one can outdo better than you. For more information on the topic, check out our blog article to hear a more hip and fun writing style on, “How to become a better candidate” plus more.
  • Q: Give us an example when you had to multitask.
  • A: A question such as this one has endless possibilities. Here you can be traditional and simply answer the question. Or, you can dig deep and tailor the answer with the how you react under pressure, (as seen in our blog), how you prioritize tasks, and more. It’s recommended to respond by using the Star Method which allows you to answer in a concise and thorough manner.
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