Virtual Job Tryout Preparation: Practice Questions, Tips, & Info

 

What Is A Virtual Job Tryout?

 

The Virtual Job Tryout Assessment (VJT), uses predictive modeling to assess a candidate's job-related performance. The Tryouts give candidates a chance to see what the job is like, while the results help employers measure what type of worker the candidate might be.

The Virtual Job Tryout includes several sub-tests, each of which addresses a different aspect of the work you are applying for.

The length of each section can vary as the questions are job-specific. Someone in the education field might encounter more text and excerpt related questions, while someone in banking might encounter more multiple-choice questions.

 

What Does a Virtual Job Tryout Assessment Include?

Situational Judgment Test – The SJT will present you with hypothetical scenarios related to the job you are applying for.

Almost every company using the Virtual Job Tryout assessment tests includes some sort of a SJT sub-test. First, you will be presented with a work-related scenario, followed by four statements. After reading the scenario and the possible reactions, you will be asked to choose what you would be Most or Least likely to do. The type, length, and number of questions you’ll get depend on the nature of the job you applied to.


Ranking Activities Test – This sub-test aims to measure your work style and prioritization abilities. You will need to review four activities that are typical in the job you applied for, decide how urgent they are, and rank the order in which you would handle them (from 1 to 4).


Data Analysis Test – This sub-test is very common for managerial or analyst roles and is designed to measure your ability to process and analyze data. In the data analysis test you will be presented with data graphs or tables, which you will need to analyze in order to select the correct answer. 

 

Biodata Section – Every VJT includes a section usually called “Tell Us Your Story.” This is your employer's opportunity to learn more about your previous work history, education, or even with regard to your life outside work. 

 

Personality Test – This central part of the VJT examines your preferred work style and approach to work, as well as personality traits that relate to your suitability with the job and the organization as a whole. On these virtual job tryout questions you will see two statements that from which you must choose which is most like you.

A personality test requires  accurate preparation just like any other test, visit our page to learn more!

 

Important Note: The VJT online assessment tests are untimed, and the system will show you the approximate time needed to finish every section before you start it. However, if you answer the questions too slowly, it could negatively affect your score.

That’s why our PrepPacks™ have many timed practice drills – to help you improve your performance under pressure while gaining in-depth understanding of the different types of virtual job tryout questions.

 

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 Virtual Job Tryout Questions

The following virtual job tryout questions are taken from situational judgement test, and closely resemble what you could face on your VJT:

 

1. John is a well-respected manager in the firm. He has a lot of experience and has been with the organization for a long time. Unfortunately, John was recently caught taking refreshments from the snack bar without paying for them. He was warned that he could be dismissed if he continued to behave in this manner. However, someone noticed John getting more refreshments from the snack bar last week before heading home. 

What would you do in this situation? 

Fire John because he stole from the company
Give John another warning and inform him that if his behavior persists, he will be fired
Since John is a well respected and skilled employee, it is best not to intervene
Demand John pays for the refreshment he was seen taking
Talk to John and clarify why it's critical for him to follow company policy and to stop taking refreshments without paying for them
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

This situation is designed to measure your integrity and ownership.

In this situation, one of the managers was dishonest for an extended period, violating the company's policy. Therefore, it is best to respond with an active action, however not too drastic, as he is a senior manager.

The best option is answer B. In this option, you take an active step to ensure that this behavior will not continue, indicating that the integrity of the employees is of the highest value. The fact that John is a respected manager should not prevent you from dealing with his actions. On the contrary, a manager should set an example for the other workers, making it even more important to address his behavior and clarify the consequences of his acts.

 

Let’s review the other options separately:

Answer (A): Firing the manager is a severe disciplinary action. It shows that you are not willing to compromise on the integrity of your employees, but at the same time, it might be too drastic. John was warned that he might be fired, so it seems reasonable to give him another opportunity before termination, especially since he is valued. In addition, it might be somewhat exaggerated to define the manager’s actions as “stealing.” For these reasons, answer B seems better than A.

Answer (C): This response is the equivalent of doing nothing, which is rarely the correct answer in SJT questions. It is always recommended to choose answers that involve your active decision unless all active actions are causing more harm than good (which is rarely the case). By selecting this response, you indicate that you do not see the severity of the manager’s actions and do not believe that integrity is a critical component in a workplace. Furthermore, it shows little ownership of what is happening around you in the company. P&G is looking for people who accept accountability and treat the company’s assets as their own.

Answer (D): Making John pay for the refreshments will not ensure that he will refrain from his actions in the future. By giving this punishment, you acknowledge that there has been a violation of trust, and you offer John a way to take accountability for his actions. However, it may imply that these actions are forgiven as long as you pay, so it does not address the central issue of violating the confidence that was given to you.

Answer (E): By talking to John and explaining why he should stop acting the way he does, you respect the company's values and want to do the right thing. It is positive to use your communication skills to try and persuade the manager to change his ways. Still, it might not work as he is well aware that his behavior is problematic and is against company policy. For this reason, it is not the best option even though it has positive aspects.

  

2. Henry is working on a significant company project. He puts in long hours and makes crucial progress. In the team meeting, Anne, Henry’s boss, asks him to work on a new project, saying it is more vital. Henry realizes that the new project will take most of his time.

How would you most likely handle this situation if you were in Henry’s place?

You would talk to Anne and tell her that you reached a critical point in your project, and you think it would be best if someone else could take on the new project
You would explain that your project is at a crucial stage and that you think that it is preferable if work on it proceeds, even though the second project should start too
You would make sure Anne understands this change's influence on your current project before you start working on the new one
You would understand that the new project is probably more critical for the company than your current one, so you would set aside your present tasks and start working on the new project
You would want to make sure that you could efficiently return to work on your current project when time permits, so you would request a short time frame to record the details of your project and then start your new one. 
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The situation was designed to measure your organizational thinking and ownership.

In this situation, you encounter a conflict between the need to work on your project and the company’s need to start another project with a higher priority.  

The best option is answer E. In this option, you show ownership of your project by ensuring that you will be able to continue your work efficiently. In addition, you understand the bigger picture and the organization's needs, so you agree to the transition. Nevertheless, you are active in finding a way to secure the success of your former project, and you strategically plan your work. 

 

Let’s view the other options separately:

Answer (A): You show care and responsibility for your project, but you do not adapt to the organization’s priorities. You don’t make an effort to find a solution that will enable you to step up and help the company’s vital tasks. It might seem as if you only care about your projects without considering the company's needs.

Answer (B): In this response, you show that you understand the company's interests and explain the importance of your current project. You comprehend the situation's complexity, but you do not actively find a solution to enable both projects to continue like option E.

Answer (C): You communicate the difficulty of leaving your current project before taking the new one. This act shows your commitment to your project, and it also shows you can adapt to new circumstances. However, it is more passive than option E. You do not actively take ownership of your work and pass the responsibility to your manager.

Answer (D): You agree unconditionally to start working on the new project. You demonstrate organizational understanding by placing the company’s needs as a top priority, but you lack independent critical thinking and accountability. Note that your project was not canceled, so it is up to you to make sure that the progress you have made will not be impaired.

 

The following question is taken from the What Drives You section, which allows CVS to learn about what motivates you, and your preferred work environment.

3. I would like to work where:

  1. I enjoy arriving at work every morning
  2. The pharmacy’s staff is excellent and supportive
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The preferred answer is “I enjoy arriving at work every morning,” since it focuses on “Joy” which is an intrinsic motivation source, while the other option deals with your tendency to rely on others.

 


Amazon Virtual Job Tryout

The Amazon hiring process employs a variety of assessments to select the right candidates, and Amazon’s assessments differ greatly between positions. The two positions that require a VJT assessment are the Manager in Operations position and the Warehouse Team Member.

Here's a short video that dives into the Amazon VJT:

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What to expect on the Amazon VJT 

The Amazon VJT is built of five sections, as follows:

  • Lead Your Team - Situational Judgement Test, eight questions, no time limit
  • Manage Your Day - Ranking activities test, two questions, two minute time limit 
  • Run Your Area - Data Analyzing test, eight questions, twelve minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 17 questions, 2 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - Personality questionnaire, 47 questions, five minute time limit

 

The Amazon VJT could be what stands between you and a rewarding career with Amazon. Learn more about how to prepare and ace the Amazon Area Manager and Operations Manager assessments on our specialized Amazon VJT page

*Taking the Amazon Ramsay Test is often also a requirement for maintenance positions. Click here to learn more 

 

 


Walmart Shaker Assessment

As the world's biggest employer, Walmart processes thousands of daily applicants for a wide variety of positions. This is why the Walmart hiring process is one of the most competitive ones out there, and the Walmart Shaker assessment is the most central and challenging part of the application process. 

 

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Walmart uses a variety of assessments in its recruitment process. Since each Walmart assessment includes different Virtual Job Tryout assessment sub-tests, we highly recommend checking out our dedicated pages for the most accurate info, practice tests, and free practice questions:

 

 

With highly competitive recruitment processes such as the Walmart Virtual Job Tryout, coming prepared can help you stand out above the competition, making all the difference in your chances of landing the job.

Learn more about how to prepare and pass the Walmart VJT on our specialized prep pack pages: RAA | TEA | SEA | MEA | SCA

 


USPS Virtual Entry Assessments

As of April 2019, the USPS added four exams to their application process, named USPS Virtual Entry Assessments (aka VJTs), which replaced the old Postal Exam 473. Although the passing score for the USPS VJTs is 70, the USPS ranks candidates by their test scores - meaning  you will need to not only pass the test but achieve a high score to be considered a top candidate. 

The internet is full of 473 Postal Exam practices that are outdated. Make sure you practice with new and accurate study materials

*Note: it is highly recommended that you take the exam on your computer rather than your smartphone to avoid technical issues.

 

Here's a short video that dives into this test:

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USPS Virtual Entry Assessment Versions

 

USPS Virtual Entry Assessment MC (474)used for Mail Carrier jobs. 

  • Work Scenarios - Situational Judgement Test, 9 questions, 7 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 20 questions, 2 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - Personality questionnaire, 56 questions, 6 minute time limit

 

USPS Virtual Entry Assessment MH (475)used for Mail Handler or Mail Handler assistant jobs.

  • Work Scenarios - Situational Judgement Test, 9 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Check For Errors - Attention to detail test, 12 questions, 2 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 22 questions, 3 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - Personality questionnaire, 79 questions, 8 minute time limit

 

USPS Virtual Entry Assessment MP (476)used in the screening process for many roles, including those for Mail Processing Clerk, PSE Mail Processing Clerk, Casual Mail Processing Clerk, Data Conversion Operator, PSE Data Conversion Operator, and Casual Data Conversion Operator.

This online exam is practically identical to the 475 assessment and includes the same format and test sections:

  • Work Scenarios - Situational Judgement Test, 9 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Check For Errors - Attention to detail test, 12 questions, 2 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 22 questions, 3 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - Personality questionnaire, 79 questions, 8 minute time limit 

 

USPS Virtual Entry Assessment CS (477)used to evaluate candidates interested in the following USPS roles: Sales Service & Distribution Associate, PSE Sales Service & Distribution Associate, and Casual Sales Service & Distribution Associate.

  • Work Scenarios - Situational Judgement Test, 9 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Work Your Register - Cash Handling test, 3 questions, 2 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 21 questions, 2 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - Personality questionnaire, 56 questions, 6 minute time limit

 

Virtual Job Tryouts present many pitfalls that could mean you missing out on the job you're after. Luckily, with accurate preparation, you can learn how to avoid the pitfalls and give the best representation of your skills through your VJT answers.

Learn more about how you can maximize your chances of passing the USPS VJT with our specialized preparation packs: 474 | 475 | 476 | 477

 

 


CVS Virtual Job Tryout

The CVS Virtual Job Tryout is used to select candidates for a number of positions, with each positions including different sub-tests. Some positions also require passing an interview, which you can read more about on our CVS interview page

Some of the most popular positions at CVS that require taking a VJT are:

 

CVS Pharmacist - The pharmacy positions at CVS play the most integral role in the company, making the competition for each spot fierce.

  • Work with Customers & Colleagues - SJT, 8 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Ensure Quality - Attention to detail test, 12 questions, 13 minute time limit
  • What Drives You - work environment questionnaire, 25 questions, 3 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 31 questions, 4 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - personality questionnaire, 109 questions, 11 minute time limit

 

CVS Pharmacy Technician - this position requires high attention to detail and deep pharmaceutical knowledge. On this VJT test you’ll get these sub-tests:

  • Work with Customers & Colleagues - SJT, 9 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Ensure Quality - Attention to detail test, 5 questions, 2 minute time limit
  • What Drives You - work environment questionnaire, 28 questions, 3 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 31 questions, 4 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - personality questionnaire, 109 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Fill Prescriptions - Data analysis test - 7 questions, 4 minute time limit

 

CVS Cashier - The typical responsibilities of CVS cashiers include stock, customer service, and sales duties. The cashier position requires these VJT sub-tests:

  • Work with Customers & Colleagues - SJT, 9 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • What Drives You - work environment questionnaire, 28 questions, 3 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 31 questions, 4 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - personality questionnaire, 109 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Check Your Inventory - Attention to detail test - 6 questions, 4 minute time limit

 

CVS Store Manager - In the CVS store management team, you will be supervising and managing the store team, sales, inventory, and lead the customer service in your branch.

  • Work with Customers & Colleagues - SJT, 9 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • What Drives You - work environment questionnaire, 28 questions, 3 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 31 questions, 4 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - personality questionnaire, 109 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Manage Your Day - ranking activities, 3 questions, 6 minute time limit

 

As the USA's leading health retail chain, CVS have a responsibility towards their customers to only hire the best candidates for the job. At JobTestPrep, we have built a specialized preparation pack that will allow you to take the actual test fully prepared and ready to stand out above the competition. Start practicing today!


Bank of America Virtual Job Tryout

 

Bank of America uses Virtual Job Tryouts in the application process for three major positions: Client Service Positions, Relationship Banker and Relationship Manager.

Our experts are still working on BOA’s virtual job tryout PrepPacks (stay tuned), but these are the major VJTs that Bank of America uses:

 

Client\Service Positions - Bank of America uses a specified Virtual Job Tryout assessment for most client related positions. That includes customer service representatives or specialists, relationship specialists and SB service positions (card core, depositing servicing, priority services etc.).

This type of VJT is also used as the “Universal Fit Assessment” of Bank of America, so if you are asked to complete the Universal Fit Assessment - this is the test you’ll get.

  • Work with Customers - SJT, 9 questions, 11 minute time limit
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 20 questions, 3 minute time limit
  • Describe Your Approach - personality questionnaire, 48 questions, 5 minute time limit
  • Navigating Computer Systems - Data analysis, 9 questions, no time limit
  • Handle Customer Calls - Multitasking test, 2 questions, 3 minutes. 

 

Relationship Banker - As a Relationship Banker, you’ll be responsible for introducing and processing various banking choices for your clients.

  • Build Relationships - SJT, 10 questions, 10 minutes
  • Identify Client Opportunities - Data analysis, 7 questions, 7 minutes
  • Process Cash Transactions - Cash handling, 3 questions, 5 minutes
  • Manage Your Time - Ranking activities, 3 questions, 2 minutes
  • Tell Us Your Story - Biodata, 22 questions, 3 minutes
  • Describe Your Approach - personality questionnaire, 47 questions, 5 minutes 

Do you have more questions about the Bank of America VJT? Don't hesitate to reach out to our Banking and Finance expert at: ask_avia@jobtestprep.com. 


Delta Virtual Job Tryout

Delta use a virtual job tryout to assess candidates for customer facing positions, such as flight attendants and customer success representatives. The six parts of the Delta VJT are:

  • Handle Work Challenges - situational judgement test based on common flight scenarios.
  • Serve Your Passengers - measures your logistical abilities through questions regarding seating, food distribution etc. 
  • Understand Passengers - measures your empathy in detecting emotions. You will listen to recordings, and try to understand what emotions are on display.
  • Tell Us Your Story - expect to be asked about your reasons for pursuing a career with Delta. 
  • Recall Passenger Needs - in this memory test you will be asked to recall details from the third section.
  • Describe Your Approach - this section measures your work style through a pair of statements from which you will need to decide which best describes you. 

 

Do you have more questions about the Delta VJT? Don't hesitate to reach out to our Delta expert at: ask_asif@jobtestprep.com, or visit our site for more information - Delta VJT Page 


Other Companies That Use the VJTs

There are many other employers that use Virtual Job Tryouts in their application process to assess candidates, like Sutherland, Capital One, Comcast, Wells Fargo, Quicken Loans, AT&T, Kimberly Clark, and more. We're currently working on creating accurate PrepPacks™ for these assessments. We expect to launch it in the coming months.

 

For more information regarding your upcoming virtual job tryout and the preparation opportunities offered by JobTestPrep, please contact us at ask_jonathan@jobtestprep.com