example situational judgement test
It is Friday. Your manager has just emailed you asking you to work overtime this evening. Yet, you have already made plans after work. You have also done a lot of overtime recently because no one else volunteered, and you are feeling really tired. You were hoping to be able to finish work on time and enjoy the weekend.
A. You email your manager back to say that you will be happy to do the overtime this week, but tell him that you don’t want to be asked to do overtime next week.
B. You tell your manager that you have already made other plans, and that he will need to find someone else to work the overtime.
C. You do not reply to the email and pretend you didn’t see it.
D. You accept the overtime and explain to your manager that you will need to make a call to cancel your plans.
How to respond to the question:
For each response, you need to rate it from 1 to 5. 1 being that the response is very unhelpful and will possibly make the situation worse, to 5 being one of the best responses which could improve the situation.
Remember, each option should only be used once. There are no right or wrong answers.
How you could have answered the question:
Although you will need to answer the questions based on what YOU think is the best way to deal with the situation, here is how you could have answered the question, with reasons for those answers.
1 – Very Unhelpful = Option C
2 – Unhelpful = Option B
3 – Neither Unhelpful Nor Helpful = Option D
4 – Helpful = Option A
5 – Very Helpful